My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Can I Do?

To avoid rancid scents, you should grind up food scraps without delay with cold water and use your disposal long enough. Generally, 30 seconds will do the trick.

Don’t dump coffee grounds, eggshells, potato peels and banana peels into your disposal, because they cause drainage troubles and foul smells. While bleach feels like a wise idea for rinsing your garbage disposal, it solidifies grease and other food bits in your pipes, creating obstructions.

Our Nashville plumbing Experts suggest using one of these chemical-free combos every week to keep your disposal smelling pleasant:

  • 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 get rid of odors.

If your garbage disposal smells like a sewer, you might be experiencing a leak. Reach the specialists at 615-953-9885 for plumbing service in Nashville.