My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Do I Do?

To stop unpleasant scents, you should grind up food scraps without delay with cold water and use your disposal long enough. Usually, 30 seconds will do the trick.

Avoid dumping coffee grounds, eggshells, potato peels and banana peels into your disposal, because they cause drainage troubles and unpleasant scents. While bleach seems like a great idea for rinsing your garbage disposal, it stiffens grease and other food scraps in your pipes, resulting in obstructions.

Our Longmont plumbing Experts recommend trying one of these natural mixtures weekly to keep your disposal smelling pleasant:

  • Hot water and baking soda
  • Hot water and dish soap
  • Hot water and vinegar

You can also use garbage disposal pods or grind up citrus peels to eliminate smells.

If your garbage disposal smells like a sewer, you may be experiencing a leak. Reach the specialists at 303-647-5749 for plumbing service in Longmont.

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