My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Can I Do?

To skip stinky 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 lead to drainage problems and bad scents. While bleach appears to be a wise idea for freshening 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 combinations 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 eliminate scents.

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