My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Can I Do?

To stop stinky smells, you should grind up food pieces 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, as they create drainage issues and unpleasant scents. While bleach feels like a great idea for freshening your garbage disposal, it stiffens grease and other food scraps in your pipes, creating clogs.

Our Toronto plumbing Experts suggest 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 sewage, you may be experiencing a leak. Contact the Experts at 905-453-6700 for plumbing service in Toronto.