How to Kill the Smell in My Garbage Disposal

Your garbage disposal is a small, but important piece of machinery which allows you to break up food from your kitchen sink into the plumbing. Garbage disposals are able to rid your home of any decaying food and other waste. Because of its purpose, the garbage disposal may pick up or emit a foul odor. The odor is caused by food particles that have not been flushed out by your pipes.

In this blog, we’ll take a look at one method used to get that bad smell out of your sink and home:

Deodorizing Cleaning

In this method, you’ll be able to get rid of the stench by essentially replacing it with a better smell. Follow these four easy steps:

Step 1

Lift the drain’s rubber flaps and pour ½ cup of baking soda into your garbage disposal. Keep adding more baking soda until the entire drain is covered.

Step 2

Pour ½ cup of vinegar down the garbage disposal drain: The vinegar acts as a natural deodorizer and will kill any and all bacteria stinking up your sink.

Step 3

Let sit of one hour

Step 4

Turn the disposal on and run cold water for approximately 40 seconds: It’s important to use this entire method sparingly as vinegar is acidic, and could possibly damage the rubber parts inside of the disposal.

The Power of Citrus

In addition to the above method, you can also go a more natural route. As many citrus fruits are in season during the summer months, take advantage of the bountiful harvest. Before you discard any citrus peels into the garbage, place a couple of peels in the garbage disposal. Run some water as you turn the device on.

The rough peels help to clean the blades, and the natural citrus oils provide a clean, fresh scent.

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