My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Can I Do?

To skip stinky odors, you should grind up food pieces 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 foul scents. While bleach seems like a great idea for freshening your garbage disposal, it hardens grease and other food scraps in your pipes, creating obstructions.

Our Ocala plumbing Experts recommend using one of these natural combos every week to keep your disposal smelling fresh:

  • 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 odors.

If your garbage disposal smells like a sewer, you might be dealing with a leak. Contact the professionals at 352-414-4006 for plumbing service in Ocala.