My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Do I Do?

To skip unpleasant odors, you should grind up food pieces immediately with cold water and operate your disposal long enough. Usually, 30 seconds will do it.

Avoid dumping coffee grounds, eggshells, potato peels and banana peels into your disposal, as they lead to drainage issues and unpleasant scents. While bleach appears to be a wise idea for freshening your garbage disposal, it solidifies grease and other food bits in your pipes, creating blockages.

Our Oakville plumbing Experts suggest trying one of these green blends each week to keep your disposal smelling fresh:

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

You can also use garbage disposal pods or grind up citrus peels to get rid of odors.

If your garbage disposal has a sewer smell, you could be experiencing a leak. Contact the pros at 289-813-5566 for plumbing service in Oakville.