My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Should I Do?

To stop unpleasant scents, you should grind up food refuse immediately with cold water and use your disposal long enough. Usually, 30 seconds will do it.

Avoid dumping coffee grounds, eggshells, potato peels and banana peels into your disposal, because they create drainage problems and bad odors. While bleach seems like a smart idea for rinsing your garbage disposal, it hardens grease and other food bits in your pipes, leading to clogs.

Our Tulsa plumbing Experts recommend trying one of these chemical-free blends every week to keep your disposal smelling fresh:

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

You can also buy garbage disposal pods or grind up citrus peels to control odors.

If your garbage disposal has a sewer smell, you may be experiencing a leak. Get in touch with the pros at 918-212-8927 for plumbing service in Tulsa.