My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Can I Do?

To skip stinky odors, you should grind up food scraps without delay with cold water and run your disposal long enough. Usually, 30 seconds will do it.

Stop dumping coffee grounds, eggshells, potato peels and banana peels into your disposal, because they cause drainage troubles and unpleasant odors. While bleach appears to be a good idea for freshening your garbage disposal, it hardens grease and other food bits in your pipes, creating clogs.

Our Charlotte plumbing Experts advise trying one of these natural combinations every week to keep your disposal smelling pleasant:

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

You can also use garbage disposal pods or grind up citrus peels to eliminate odors.

If your garbage disposal smells like a sewer, you could be dealing with a leak. Reach the specialists at 704-705-8135 for plumbing service in Charlotte.