My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Do I Do?

To stop rancid smells, you should grind up food refuse immediately with cold water and operate 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, as they cause drainage problems and foul odors. While bleach appears to be a great idea for rinsing your garbage disposal, it stiffens grease and other food residue in your pipes, leading to clogs.

Our Livermore plumbing Experts advise using one of these natural combinations every week to keep your disposal smelling pleasant:

  • 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 take care of scents.

If your garbage disposal smells like sewage, you could be dealing with a leak. Get in touch with the pros at 925-364-5427 for plumbing service in Livermore.