My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Should I Do?

To skip stinky scents, you should grind up food refuse immediately with cold water and operate your disposal long enough. Usually, 30 seconds will do the trick.

Don’t dump coffee grounds, eggshells, potato peels and banana peels into your disposal, since they result in drainage problems and bad odors. While bleach feels like a great idea for freshening your garbage disposal, it hardens grease and other food scraps in your pipes, resulting in blockages.

Our Buffalo plumbing Experts advise trying one of these green mixtures each week to keep your disposal smelling pleasant:

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

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

If your garbage disposal has a sewer smell, you may be dealing with a leak. Reach the specialists at 716-427-6807 for plumbing service in Buffalo.