My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Can I Do?

To skip rancid scents, you should grind up food pieces without delay with cold water and operate 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 problems and unpleasant scents. While bleach feels like a wise idea for rinsing your garbage disposal, it hardens grease and other food bits in your pipes, creating clogs.

Our Rochester plumbing Experts recommend using one of these chemical-free blends each week to keep your disposal smelling fresh:

  • 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 control smells.

If your garbage disposal smells like a sewer, you might be having a leak. Get in touch with the specialists at 603-923-4570 for plumbing service in Rochester.