My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Do I Do?

To stop unpleasant smells, you should grind up food scraps without delay with cold water and operate your disposal long enough. Generally, 30 seconds will do it.

Don’t dump coffee grounds, eggshells, potato peels and banana peels into your disposal, since they cause drainage issues and unpleasant smells. While bleach seems like a great idea for freshening your garbage disposal, it solidifies grease and other food residue in your pipes, leading to obstructions.

Our Calgary plumbing Experts recommend using one of these chemical-free blends every week to keep your disposal smelling fresh:

  • 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 manage scents.

If your garbage disposal has a sewer smell, you may be experiencing a leak. Contact the specialists at 403-279-5760 for plumbing service in Calgary.