My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Should I Do?

To stop stinky scents, you should grind up food refuse without delay with cold water and operate your disposal long enough. Typically, 30 seconds will do the trick.

Avoid dumping coffee grounds, eggshells, potato peels and banana peels into your disposal, as they lead to drainage troubles and unpleasant scents. While bleach appears to be a wise idea for cleaning your garbage disposal, it stiffens grease and other food scraps in your pipes, leading to clogs.

Our Jacksonville plumbing Experts recommend trying one of these chemical-free combinations each week to keep your disposal smelling good:

  • 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 take care of scents.

If your garbage disposal has a sewer smell, you may be dealing with a leak. Reach the professionals at 904-450-5672 for plumbing service in Jacksonville.

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