My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Do I Do?

To skip stinky odors, you should grind up food pieces immediately with cold water and operate your disposal long enough. Generally, 30 seconds will do the trick.

Don’t dump coffee grounds, eggshells, potato peels and banana peels into your disposal, since they lead to drainage problems and unpleasant smells. While bleach feels like a great idea for rinsing your garbage disposal, it stiffens grease and other food residue in your pipes, leading to blockages.

Our Grand Island plumbing Experts suggest using one of these chemical-free combos each week to keep your disposal smelling pleasant:

  • 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 take care of odors.

If your garbage disposal smells like a sewer, you could be dealing with a leak. Contact the pros at 308-210-4398 for plumbing service in Grand Island.