My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Do I Do?

To stop rancid odors, you should grind up food scraps right away with cold water and run your disposal long enough. Typically, 30 seconds will take care of it.

Avoid dumping coffee grounds, eggshells, potato peels and banana peels into your disposal, as they cause drainage problems and foul odors. While bleach feels like a great idea for freshening your garbage disposal, it solidifies grease and other food scraps in your pipes, creating obstructions.

Our Daytona Beach plumbing Experts advise doing one of these green blends 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 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.

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