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My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Do I Do?

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

Avoid dumping coffee grounds, eggshells, potato peels and banana peels into your disposal, because they lead to drainage troubles and bad scents. While bleach appears to be a wise idea for rinsing your garbage disposal, it stiffens grease and other food scraps in your pipes, creating obstructions.

Our Oakville plumbing Experts advise trying one of these green combinations every 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 may be experiencing a leak. Contact the pros at 289-813-5566 for plumbing service in Oakville.