My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Can I Do?

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

Don’t dump coffee grounds, eggshells, potato peels and banana peels into your disposal, since they cause drainage troubles and foul smells. While bleach seems like a good idea for rinsing your garbage disposal, it stiffens grease and other food residue in your pipes, leading to blockages.

Our Miami plumbing Experts advise doing one of these natural blends 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 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 having a leak. Reach the pros at 305-440-1505 for plumbing service in Miami.