My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Can I Do?

To avoid stinky odors, you should grind up food pieces immediately with cold water and use your disposal long enough. Usually, 30 seconds will take care of it.

Avoid dumping coffee grounds, eggshells, potato peels and banana peels into your disposal, as they lead to drainage problems and unpleasant odors. While bleach feels like a great idea for rinsing your garbage disposal, it hardens grease and other food bits in your pipes, creating clogs.

Our Fort Worth plumbing Experts suggest using one of these chemical-free combos every week to keep your disposal smelling good:

  • 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 eliminate odors.

If your garbage disposal smells like sewage, you may be experiencing a leak. Reach the professionals at 817-380-5647 for plumbing service in Fort Worth.