My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Do I Do?

To stop unpleasant odors, you should grind up food pieces without delay 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 rinsing 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 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 get rid of scents.

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