My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Can I Do?

To stop unpleasant odors, you should grind up food scraps without delay with cold water and operate 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 troubles and foul scents. While bleach seems like a great idea for cleaning your garbage disposal, it hardens grease and other food bits in your pipes, leading to clogs.

Our Edmonton plumbing Experts advise doing one of these natural mixtures each week to keep your disposal smelling good:

  • 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 sewage, you may be experiencing a leak. Contact the specialists at 780-800-9047 for plumbing service in Edmonton.