My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Do I Do?

To avoid rancid odors, 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.

Avoid dumping coffee grounds, eggshells, potato peels and banana peels into your disposal, because they cause drainage troubles and unpleasant smells. While bleach appears to be a great idea for rinsing your garbage disposal, it solidifies grease and other food bits in your pipes, creating obstructions.

Our Edmonton plumbing Experts advise trying one of these natural mixtures 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 use garbage disposal pods or grind up citrus peels to control scents.

If your garbage disposal has a sewer smell, you might be having a leak. Call the professionals at 587-404-0790 for plumbing service in Edmonton.

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