My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Should I Do?

To avoid rancid smells, you should grind up food pieces without delay with cold water and use 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, as they result in drainage problems and bad odors. While bleach seems like a great idea for cleaning your garbage disposal, it stiffens grease and other food residue in your pipes, resulting in blockages.

Our Kitchener plumbing Experts suggest trying one of these natural mixtures weekly 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 take care of odors.

If your garbage disposal smells like a sewer, you may be experiencing a leak. Contact the Experts at 226-240-1120 for plumbing service in Kitchener.