My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Do I Do?

To skip stinky odors, you should grind up food refuse immediately with cold water and operate your disposal long enough. Typically, 30 seconds will take care of it.

Stop dumping coffee grounds, eggshells, potato peels and banana peels into your disposal, as they result in drainage issues and bad scents. While bleach feels like a smart idea for freshening your garbage disposal, it hardens grease and other food scraps in your pipes, creating blockages.

Our Hilton Head Island plumbing Experts suggest doing one of these chemical-free combinations 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 get garbage disposal pods or grind up citrus peels to get rid of scents.

If your garbage disposal smells like sewage, you may be having a leak. Call the pros at 843-619-3781 for plumbing service in Hilton Head Island.