My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Do I Do?

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

Don’t dump coffee grounds, eggshells, potato peels and banana peels into your disposal, because they create drainage problems and foul smells. While bleach feels like a smart idea for rinsing your garbage disposal, it stiffens grease and other food residue in your pipes, resulting in clogs.

Our Shreveport plumbing Experts suggest using one of these natural blends weekly to keep your disposal smelling pleasant:

  • 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 control smells.

If your garbage disposal has a sewer smell, you may be dealing with a leak. Call the pros at 318-588-8163 for plumbing service in Shreveport.