My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Do I Do?

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

Avoid 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 great idea for rinsing your garbage disposal, it solidifies grease and other food scraps in your pipes, creating obstructions.

Our Daytona Beach plumbing Experts suggest doing one of these chemical-free combinations 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 use garbage disposal pods or grind up citrus peels to manage odors.

If your garbage disposal has a sewer smell, you may be having a leak. Get in touch with the pros at 386-310-2061 for plumbing service in Daytona Beach.