My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Can I Do?

To stop unpleasant odors, you should grind up food scraps right away with cold water and use your disposal long enough. Usually, 30 seconds will do it.

Stop dumping coffee grounds, eggshells, potato peels and banana peels into your disposal, because they create drainage issues and foul scents. While bleach seems like a great idea for cleaning your garbage disposal, it hardens grease and other food scraps in your pipes, resulting in clogs.

Our Edmonton plumbing Experts suggest trying one of these natural mixtures 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 manage odors.

If your garbage disposal smells like a sewer, you may be having a leak. Contact the specialists at 780-800-9047 for plumbing service in Edmonton.