My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Should I Do?

To avoid stinky scents, you should grind up food refuse immediately 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 lead to drainage troubles and foul odors. While bleach feels like a great idea for rinsing your garbage disposal, it solidifies grease and other food bits in your pipes, resulting in clogs.

Our Fort Wayne plumbing Experts advise doing one of these green blends each week to keep your disposal smelling pleasant:

  • Hot water and baking soda
  • Hot water and dish soap
  • Hot water and vinegar

You can also buy garbage disposal pods or grind up citrus peels to get rid of smells.

If your garbage disposal has a sewer smell, you could be dealing with a leak. Reach the pros at 260-557-1275 for plumbing service in Fort Wayne.