My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Do I Do?

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

Avoid dumping coffee grounds, eggshells, potato peels and banana peels into your disposal, because they result in drainage problems and bad odors. While bleach seems like a smart idea for freshening your garbage disposal, it solidifies grease and other food residue in your pipes, resulting in obstructions.

Our Indianapolis plumbing Experts advise trying one of these natural combos 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 has a sewer smell, you could be experiencing a leak. Get in touch with the Experts at 317-527-0271 for plumbing service in Indianapolis.