My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Do I Do?

To avoid unpleasant odors, you should grind up food pieces without delay with cold water and run your disposal long enough. Typically, 30 seconds will do it.

Avoid dumping coffee grounds, eggshells, potato peels and banana peels into your disposal, as they lead to drainage troubles and foul scents. While bleach seems like a good idea for freshening your garbage disposal, it hardens grease and other food bits in your pipes, resulting in clogs.

Our Denver plumbing Experts advise doing one of these green blends each week to keep your disposal smelling pleasant:

  • 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 sewage, you could be having a leak. Contact the professionals at 303-647-5853 for plumbing service in Denver.