My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Do I Do?

To stop rancid smells, you should grind up food refuse without delay with cold water and run your disposal long enough. Generally, 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 smells. While bleach feels like a smart idea for freshening your garbage disposal, it hardens grease and other food scraps in your pipes, resulting in blockages.

Our Albany plumbing Experts advise doing one of these natural mixtures each week 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 get rid of odors.

If your garbage disposal smells like sewage, you could be dealing with a leak. Call the pros at 518-205-3324 for plumbing service in Albany.