My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Do I Do?

To skip stinky scents, you should grind up food refuse immediately with cold water and run your disposal long enough. Typically, 30 seconds will do it.

Don’t dump coffee grounds, eggshells, potato peels and banana peels into your disposal, because they result in drainage issues and unpleasant scents. While bleach feels like a wise idea for freshening your garbage disposal, it stiffens grease and other food residue in your pipes, resulting in blockages.

Our Richmond plumbing Experts recommend doing one of these natural combos weekly to keep your disposal smelling pleasant:

  • Hot water and baking soda
  • Hot water and dish soap
  • Hot water and vinegar

You can also get garbage disposal pods or grind up citrus peels to eliminate odors.

If your garbage disposal has a sewer smell, you could be dealing with a leak. Contact the pros at 804-548-4480 for plumbing service in Richmond.