My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Do I Do?

To stop unpleasant scents, you should grind up food scraps immediately with cold water and use your disposal long enough. Usually, 30 seconds will do it.

Avoid dumping coffee grounds, eggshells, potato peels and banana peels into your disposal, since they result in drainage problems and foul smells. While bleach feels like a wise idea for freshening your garbage disposal, it hardens grease and other food scraps in your pipes, resulting in obstructions.

Our Cocoa plumbing Experts advise using one of these natural 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 get garbage disposal pods or grind up citrus peels to eliminate smells.

If your garbage disposal smells like a sewer, you could be dealing with a leak. Call the professionals at 321-428-7635 for plumbing service in Cocoa.