My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Should I Do?

To skip rancid odors, you should grind up food refuse immediately with cold water and run your disposal long enough. Usually, 30 seconds will take care of it.

Don’t dump coffee grounds, eggshells, potato peels and banana peels into your disposal, since they result in drainage troubles and foul smells. While bleach seems like a wise idea for cleaning your garbage disposal, it stiffens grease and other food bits in your pipes, creating blockages.

Our Hillsborough plumbing Experts recommend trying one of these natural combos every week to keep your disposal smelling good:

  • Hot water and baking soda
  • Hot water and dish soap
  • Hot water and vinegar

You can also get garbage disposal pods or grind up citrus peels to manage smells.

If your garbage disposal has a sewer smell, you could be experiencing a leak. Get in touch with the Experts at 908-448-2154 for plumbing service in Hillsborough.