My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Should I Do?

To skip stinky scents, you should grind up food refuse without delay with cold water and use your disposal long enough. Generally, 30 seconds will take care of it.

Stop dumping coffee grounds, eggshells, potato peels and banana peels into your disposal, because they cause drainage problems and unpleasant smells. While bleach appears to be a smart idea for cleaning your garbage disposal, it hardens grease and other food scraps in your pipes, resulting in blockages.

Our Winnipeg plumbing Experts suggest trying one of these green mixtures every week 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 get rid of odors.

If your garbage disposal smells like a sewer, you might be having a leak. Contact the professionals at 204-800-0613 for plumbing service in Winnipeg.