My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Can I Do?

To stop unpleasant scents, you should grind up food pieces immediately with cold water and run your disposal long enough. Typically, 30 seconds will take care of it.

Don’t dump coffee grounds, eggshells, potato peels and banana peels into your disposal, since they create drainage troubles and bad smells. While bleach seems like a great idea for cleaning your garbage disposal, it hardens grease and other food scraps in your pipes, creating obstructions.

Our La Porte plumbing Experts suggest trying one of these chemical-free combos weekly to keep your disposal smelling pleasant:

  • 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 manage odors.

If your garbage disposal smells like sewage, you might be having a leak. Reach the pros at 281-407-9478 for plumbing service in La Porte.