My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Should I Do?

To skip stinky odors, you should grind up food refuse without delay with cold water and run your disposal long enough. Typically, 30 seconds will do the trick.

Stop dumping coffee grounds, eggshells, potato peels and banana peels into your disposal, because they lead to drainage troubles and unpleasant odors. While bleach appears to be a smart idea for cleaning your garbage disposal, it stiffens grease and other food residue in your pipes, resulting in obstructions.

Our Savannah plumbing Experts suggest doing one of these green combinations weekly to keep your disposal smelling pleasant:

  • 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 scents.

If your garbage disposal smells like a sewer, you could be dealing with a leak. Get in touch with the professionals at 912-208-2399 for plumbing service in Savannah.