My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Can I Do?

To stop rancid odors, you should grind up food pieces immediately with cold water and use your disposal long enough. Generally, 30 seconds will do it.

Stop dumping coffee grounds, eggshells, potato peels and banana peels into your disposal, because they result in drainage problems and foul smells. While bleach appears to be a great idea for cleaning your garbage disposal, it stiffens grease and other food bits in your pipes, leading to clogs.

Our Houston plumbing Experts suggest doing one of these chemical-free mixtures every week 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 manage smells.

If your garbage disposal has a sewer smell, you might be experiencing a leak. Get in touch with the specialists at 713-396-3760 for plumbing service in Houston.