My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Do I Do?

To stop rancid smells, you should grind up food refuse immediately with cold water and run your disposal long enough. Typically, 30 seconds will do it.

Stop dumping coffee grounds, eggshells, potato peels and banana peels into your disposal, because they create drainage issues and unpleasant scents. While bleach seems like a wise idea for freshening your garbage disposal, it stiffens grease and other food residue in your pipes, leading to blockages.

Our Albany plumbing Experts advise using one of these green blends weekly to keep your disposal smelling pleasant:

  • Hot water and baking soda
  • Hot water and dish soap
  • Hot water and vinegar

You can also use garbage disposal pods or grind up citrus peels to take care of scents.

If your garbage disposal smells like sewage, you may be dealing with a leak. Reach the Experts at 518-417-2938 for plumbing service in Albany.