To avoid unpleasant smells, you should grind up food scraps immediately with cold water and operate your disposal long enough. Generally, 30 seconds will do it.
Stop dumping coffee grounds, eggshells, potato peels and banana peels into your disposal, as they create drainage troubles and unpleasant scents. While bleach seems like a smart idea for cleaning your garbage disposal, it hardens grease and other food residue in your pipes, creating obstructions.
Our West Palm Beach plumbing Experts recommend trying one of these chemical-free combos each 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 has a sewer smell, you might be dealing with a leak. Get in touch with the professionals at 561-629-1826 for plumbing service in West Palm Beach.