Garbage Disposal Odor Issues

 

Vista PlumberGarbage Disposal: My Disposer Smells Really Bad

When you smell some horrific odors coming from your garbage disposal, there can be many things that can cause it. You first should start off by ensuring that the seals on the garbage disposal are clean. If these seals brim of black mold, this could be the cause of the offensive smell.

Also be sure that the sink strainer does not have old food particles lingering on it. If these simple measures do not rid the odor completely, a plumber may need to be called for professional cleaning or replacement.

What Can a Plumber Do To Get Rid Of It?

If you already tried grinding up a lemon peel or pouring down baking soda with vinegar and the foul smell still exists, there could be some other issues going on with the garbage disposal.

This device could be damaged which is causing the garbage disposal to fail. There could also be a severe blockage going on with the disposal, therefore it may require a thorough cleaning done by a professional plumber.

However if garbage disposal replacement is needed, you may wish the plumber to suggest which type of unit will suit your home the best and its requirements. You should also determine if there are any specific job functions that you wish the garbage disposal to handle.

Garbage DisposalWhat Shouldn’t I Put Into My Disposer?

Once simple rule to follow but unfortunately still happens every now and then, is to never leave any food hanging on the disposal. When food remains for a lengthy period, it will naturally grow old and lead to decomposing.

Never, ever place any plastic, metal or glass items down inside the garbage disposal as this only leads to more horrible odors. While many vegetables are great for the human body, the garbage disposal does not take too kindly to them.

Vegetables like celery and asparagus tend to be thin and straggly, leading to all kinds of clogged disposals. The stringy portion of the vegetable can become wrapped within the disposal unit. Also be sure that those little stickers placed on vegetables and fruits avoid contact with a garbage disposal.

Rice and some types of pasta can also be troublesome which eventually leads to drain clogging. Egg shells are another food that must not come in contact with the garbage disposal.

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