My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Should I Do?

To skip stinky scents, you should grind up food pieces immediately with cold water and operate your disposal long enough. Generally, 30 seconds will take care of it.

Stop dumping coffee grounds, eggshells, potato peels and banana peels into your disposal, since they cause drainage issues and bad smells. While bleach seems like a good idea for freshening your garbage disposal, it stiffens grease and other food residue in your pipes, creating clogs.

Our Philadelphia plumbing Experts advise doing one of these natural combinations every 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 take care of odors.

If your garbage disposal smells like a sewer, you might be having a leak. Contact the pros at 215-278-9690 for plumbing service in Philadelphia.

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