My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Should I Do?

To avoid stinky scents, you should grind up food refuse without delay with cold water and use your disposal long enough. Usually, 30 seconds will take care of it.

Avoid dumping coffee grounds, eggshells, potato peels and banana peels into your disposal, since they result in drainage issues and bad scents. While bleach appears to be a great idea for freshening your garbage disposal, it hardens grease and other food bits in your pipes, creating clogs.

Our San Antonio plumbing Experts advise doing one of these green combos every week to keep your disposal smelling good:

  • 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 scents.

If your garbage disposal smells like a sewer, you might be dealing with a leak. Reach the specialists at 210-404-4233 for plumbing service in San Antonio.