My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Do I Do?

To skip stinky smells, you should grind up food pieces immediately with cold water and run your disposal long enough. Typically, 30 seconds will do it.

Stop dumping coffee grounds, eggshells, potato peels and banana peels into your disposal, because they result in drainage issues and foul smells. While bleach seems like a smart idea for freshening your garbage disposal, it hardens grease and other food residue in your pipes, leading to clogs.

Our Dallas plumbing Experts suggest 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 manage smells.

If your garbage disposal has a sewer smell, you may be dealing with a leak. Call the specialists at 469-250-0932 for plumbing service in Dallas.