My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Should I Do?

To stop rancid 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.

Stop dumping coffee grounds, eggshells, potato peels and banana peels into your disposal, because they create drainage troubles and unpleasant smells. While bleach appears to be a good idea for freshening your garbage disposal, it hardens grease and other food scraps in your pipes, creating obstructions.

Our Kingston plumbing Experts suggest trying one of these green combinations 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 use garbage disposal pods or grind up citrus peels to manage scents.

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