My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Should I Do?

To skip unpleasant scents, you should grind up food scraps right away 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 cause drainage issues and bad scents. While bleach seems like a great idea for freshening your garbage disposal, it solidifies 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 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 smells.

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