My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Can I Do?

To stop stinky smells, you should grind up food refuse without delay with cold water and run your disposal long enough. Generally, 30 seconds will do it.

Avoid dumping coffee grounds, eggshells, potato peels and banana peels into your disposal, because they create drainage troubles and bad smells. While bleach appears to be a great idea for freshening your garbage disposal, it solidifies grease and other food bits in your pipes, creating clogs.

Our Toronto plumbing Experts advise using one of these natural combos 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 buy garbage disposal pods or grind up citrus peels to take care of smells.

If your garbage disposal smells like a sewer, you may be having a leak. Contact the pros at 289-201-2346 for plumbing service in Toronto.