My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Should I Do?

To skip stinky scents, you should grind up food pieces right away with cold water and use 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 cause drainage issues and bad scents. While bleach feels like a wise idea for freshening your garbage disposal, it hardens grease and other food bits in your pipes, leading to clogs.

Our Edmonton plumbing Experts recommend trying one of these green mixtures weekly 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 take care of scents.

If your garbage disposal has a sewer smell, you might be dealing with a leak. Reach the specialists at 780-800-7092 for plumbing service in Edmonton.

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