My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Do I Do?

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

Stop dumping coffee grounds, eggshells, potato peels and banana peels into your disposal, since they result in drainage problems and bad odors. While bleach appears to be a great idea for freshening your garbage disposal, it hardens grease and other food scraps in your pipes, leading to blockages.

Our Buffalo plumbing Experts suggest trying one of these chemical-free mixtures every week to keep your disposal smelling good:

  • 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 could be dealing with a leak. Reach the specialists at 716-427-6807 for plumbing service in Buffalo.