My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Can I Do?

To skip stinky scents, you should grind up food refuse immediately with cold water and operate your disposal long enough. Generally, 30 seconds will do it.

Don’t dump 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 solidifies grease and other food bits in your pipes, leading to clogs.

Our Houston plumbing Experts advise doing one of these green 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 scents.

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.