My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Should I Do?

To stop stinky 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, as they create drainage issues and bad smells. While bleach seems like a wise idea for rinsing your garbage disposal, it stiffens grease and other food residue in your pipes, resulting in blockages.

Our Albany plumbing Experts advise using 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 use garbage disposal pods or grind up citrus peels to take care of smells.

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