My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Do I Do?

To stop stinky smells, you should grind up food pieces right away with cold water and run your disposal long enough. Typically, 30 seconds will take care of it.

Stop dumping coffee grounds, eggshells, potato peels and banana peels into your disposal, since they create drainage issues and bad scents. While bleach feels like a smart idea for freshening your garbage disposal, it hardens grease and other food bits in your pipes, leading to obstructions.

Our Albany plumbing Experts advise trying one of these natural mixtures each week to keep your disposal smelling good:

  • 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 get rid of odors.

If your garbage disposal smells like a sewer, you may be dealing with a leak. Reach the Experts at 518-205-3324 for plumbing service in Albany.