My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Can I Do?

To avoid rancid smells, you should grind up food scraps right away with cold water and operate 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 create drainage troubles and unpleasant smells. While bleach seems like a smart idea for rinsing your garbage disposal, it solidifies grease and other food scraps in your pipes, creating clogs.

Our Louisville plumbing Experts recommend doing one of these green mixtures weekly 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 eliminate smells.

If your garbage disposal smells like sewage, you might be experiencing a leak. Reach the professionals at 502-785-8230 for plumbing service in Louisville.