My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Should I Do?

To skip rancid scents, you should grind up food refuse without delay with cold water and run your disposal long enough. Typically, 30 seconds will take care of it.

Don’t dump coffee grounds, eggshells, potato peels and banana peels into your disposal, because they create drainage issues and unpleasant odors. While bleach seems like a wise idea for rinsing your garbage disposal, it solidifies grease and other food residue in your pipes, resulting in clogs.

Our San Antonio plumbing Experts advise trying one of these chemical-free combos each week to keep your disposal smelling fresh:

  • 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 scents.

If your garbage disposal smells like sewage, you could be experiencing a leak. Call the specialists at 210-570-9705 for plumbing service in San Antonio.