My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Should I Do?

To skip unpleasant scents, you should grind up food pieces right away with cold water and run your disposal long enough. Usually, 30 seconds will take care of it.

Don’t dump coffee grounds, eggshells, potato peels and banana peels into your disposal, as they create drainage problems and bad odors. While bleach seems like a smart idea for freshening your garbage disposal, it stiffens grease and other food scraps in your pipes, creating clogs.

Our Oklahoma City plumbing Experts recommend using one of these green mixtures 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 get garbage disposal pods or grind up citrus peels to get rid of smells.

If your garbage disposal smells like sewage, you could be having a leak. Get in touch with the specialists at 405-432-2197 for plumbing service in Oklahoma City.