My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Do I Do?

To skip stinky smells, you should grind up food pieces immediately with cold water and run your disposal long enough. Generally, 30 seconds will take care of it.

Don’t dump coffee grounds, eggshells, potato peels and banana peels into your disposal, since they result in drainage issues and bad odors. While bleach appears to be a smart idea for cleaning your garbage disposal, it hardens grease and other food scraps in your pipes, resulting in clogs.

Our Houston plumbing Experts suggest using one of these chemical-free blends weekly to keep your disposal smelling pleasant:

  • Hot water and baking soda
  • Hot water and dish soap
  • Hot water and vinegar

You can also get garbage disposal pods or grind up citrus peels to take care of odors.

If your garbage disposal has a sewer smell, you may be experiencing a leak. Reach the professionals at (713) 352-7887 for plumbing service in Houston.