My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Should I Do?

To skip stinky smells, you should grind up food refuse without delay with cold water and use your disposal long enough. Usually, 30 seconds will do the trick.

Stop dumping coffee grounds, eggshells, potato peels and banana peels into your disposal, because they cause drainage problems and foul odors. While bleach appears to be a wise idea for freshening your garbage disposal, it stiffens grease and other food residue in your pipes, creating clogs.

Our Birmingham plumbing Experts advise using one of these chemical-free combos weekly 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 eliminate scents.

If your garbage disposal smells like a sewer, you could be having a leak. Call the professionals at 205-267-0023 for plumbing service in Birmingham.