My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Can I Do?

To skip unpleasant odors, you should grind up food refuse immediately with cold water and use your disposal long enough. Generally, 30 seconds will do the trick.

Stop dumping coffee grounds, eggshells, potato peels and banana peels into your disposal, since they lead to drainage issues and foul smells. While bleach seems like a smart idea for freshening your garbage disposal, it stiffens grease and other food residue in your pipes, leading to blockages.

Our Miami plumbing Experts advise trying one of these natural 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 get garbage disposal pods or grind up citrus peels to get rid of smells.

If your garbage disposal has a sewer smell, you might be experiencing a leak. Call the pros at 305-440-1505 for plumbing service in Miami.