My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Can I Do?

To skip unpleasant scents, you should grind up food scraps without delay with cold water and operate your disposal long enough. Generally, 30 seconds will take care of it.

Stop dumping coffee grounds, eggshells, potato peels and banana peels into your disposal, since they result in drainage problems and unpleasant scents. While bleach appears to be a great idea for rinsing your garbage disposal, it stiffens grease and other food bits in your pipes, resulting in clogs.

Our Gaithersburg plumbing Experts advise doing one of these chemical-free blends every week to keep your disposal smelling pleasant:

  • 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 control odors.

If your garbage disposal smells like a sewer, you could be experiencing a leak. Contact the specialists at 301-476-4577 for plumbing service in Gaithersburg.

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