My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Should I Do?

To skip stinky odors, you should grind up food pieces right away with cold water and operate your disposal long enough. Typically, 30 seconds will do it.

Don’t dump coffee grounds, eggshells, potato peels and banana peels into your disposal, as they lead to drainage issues and bad smells. While bleach appears to be a wise idea for freshening your garbage disposal, it hardens grease and other food scraps in your pipes, leading to clogs.

Our Edmonton plumbing Experts recommend doing one of these chemical-free 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 manage scents.

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