My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Should I Do?

To stop stinky odors, you should grind up food pieces right away with cold water and run your disposal long enough. Usually, 30 seconds will take care of it.

Don’t dump coffee grounds, eggshells, potato peels and banana peels into your disposal, because they create drainage issues and unpleasant scents. While bleach feels like a good idea for freshening your garbage disposal, it hardens grease and other food bits in your pipes, creating obstructions.

Our Kingston plumbing Experts suggest trying one of these chemical-free blends each week 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 take care of smells.

If your garbage disposal smells like sewage, you could be dealing with a leak. Contact the specialists at 613-817-1591 for plumbing service in Kingston.