8 Tips for Getting Rid of
Garbage Disposal Odor
The garbage disposal is a handy appliance in the kitchen that helps keep things clean and tidy. However, it can also be a problem when it starts to smell due to spoiled food or other bacteria that accumulates after time. Food can easily get trapped in the blades or under the lid if not properly ground, causing food odors and rotting. Learning how to get rid of garbage disposal odors can come in handy, especially after a
meal that uses strong items, such as onions and garlic. Or, sometimes, a garbage disposal can start smelling out of the blue and needs to be deodorized quickly before it smells up the entire kitchen. Be sure that you check with your builder or the manufacturer of the garbage disposal unit before trying any of these tips to ensure the appliance’s continued workability. Here are eight simple tips on how to get rid of garbage disposal odors that should help to keep your kitchen and home smelling fresh. Also, always run cold water when grinding items in the garbage disposal.
Tip #1: Lovely Lemons
One of the easiest and least expensive ways to rid the garbage disposal of any strong odors is with a lemon. Take any size lemon, cut it into small sections, and then toss it down the disposal when it is grinding. You can also do the same thing with a fresh lime; the citrus scent gets rid of most strong stenches.
Tip #2: Ice Cubes
Ice cubes can also be used to remove any strong odors that are coming from the garbage disposal. They can also sharpen the blades at the same time.
Tip #3: Use an Orange
Cut up an orange of any size and toss it down the drain like the lemon, and the citrus smell will quickly eliminate ugly odors
Tip #4: Pour Vinegar
Pour about a half cup of distilled white vinegar down the garbage disposal and let the cold water run at the same time.
Tip #5: Baking Soda and Vinegar
Turn on the garbage disposal and pour about 1 cup of dry baking soda down, along with a cup of distilled white vinegar to help remove strong odors.
Tip #6: Bleach
A mild bleach, roman cleanser or slightly fragrant bleach poured down the garage disposal along with running cold water can also free up old food particles and get rid of smells.
Tip #7: Clean the Lid
Be sure to clean the top of the garbage disposal lid with soap, water and a brush to remove food particles.
Tip #7: Brush Clean
Use a dish brush or wire brush to clean inside the garage disposal unit. Be sure to unplug and disconnect the unit before attempting to put your hand or a tool down the garbage disposal.
Tip #8: Store Bought Products
Many companies make specific products to clean the drain that are sold in home improvement stores. Check with your owner’s manual before adding anything that might potential damage the garbage disposal. If you have any questions or concerns about your plumbing system and would like free advice, please send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org