My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Can I Do?

To stop stinky odors, you should grind up food scraps without delay with cold water and run your disposal long enough. Typically, 30 seconds will take care of it.

Stop dumping coffee grounds, eggshells, potato peels and banana peels into your disposal, because they cause drainage problems and unpleasant scents. While bleach seems like a good idea for freshening your garbage disposal, it hardens grease and other food residue in your pipes, creating clogs.

Our Naples plumbing Experts suggest trying one of these green mixtures weekly to keep your disposal smelling pleasant:

  • 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 manage odors.

If your garbage disposal smells like a sewer, you could be experiencing a leak. Reach the professionals at 239-908-6991 for plumbing service in Naples.