My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Should I Do?

To skip stinky scents, you should grind up food scraps right away with cold water and use 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, as they cause drainage issues and bad odors. While bleach feels like a good idea for freshening your garbage disposal, it solidifies grease and other food bits in your pipes, leading to blockages.

Our Tempe plumbing Experts advise using one of these natural combos every week to keep your disposal smelling good:

  • 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 control smells.

If your garbage disposal smells like a sewer, you might be experiencing a leak. Contact the Experts at 623-243-4517 for plumbing service in Tempe.