My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Can I Do?

To skip unpleasant scents, you should grind up food pieces immediately with cold water and run your disposal long enough. Generally, 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 blockages.

Our La Porte plumbing Experts suggest doing one of these green combos weekly to keep your disposal smelling good:

  • 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 a sewer, you might be experiencing a leak. Reach the Experts at 281-407-9478 for plumbing service in La Porte.