My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Should I Do?

To avoid stinky scents, you should grind up food pieces without delay with cold water and use your disposal long enough. Usually, 30 seconds will do the trick.

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 suggest trying one of these chemical-free combos every week 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 take care of smells.

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