Ways To Prevent Garbage Disposal Odor
Garbage disposals are a convenient way to dispose of food scraps; however, you may have experienced unpleasant smells from your disposal. Now, you can take a few steps to keep the smell away. Here are some practical solutions for you!
Invest in a Commercial Cleaner
Commercial cleaning products are designed specifically to prevent foul odors from forming in your garbage disposal. These cleaners are added when the sink is filled with hot water, and they help your garbage disposal run smoother and prevent it from smelling up your kitchen. Try this step first before moving on to more extreme measures as it is relatively simple and may do the trick.
Avoid Putting the Wrong Food in Your Disposal
Avoid putting citrus, tomatoes, or egg shells into your garbage disposal. These are hard to grind up and can leave food particles behind, adding odor to the air and providing a place for bacteria to form. Food with grease on it, such as meat, should never be put down the disposal. Grease can solidify and clog your pipes. Additionally, your garbage disposal is not made to grind up eggshells, pineapple, or pieces of onion or garlic.
Change Your Disposal’s Blades
Change the blades regularly to keep your garbage disposal working at its best and to prevent odor. To do this, turn off the disposal, remove the hose from the bottom of the unit by rotating counterclockwise, and detach the blades with a screwdriver. Clean the rubber gasket on top of the sink before replacing it. If you don’t want to worry about changing blades and are happy to leave the job to professionals, call us at Drainworks Plumbing & Septic LLC.
Drainworks Plumbing & Septic LLC provides all types of plumbing, drain cleaning, and septic system services. Our team of professionals is always ready to help you with any garbage disposal problems that you may be experiencing. We provide the best solutions and repairs in Columbia and surrounding areas for your garbage disposal. If you don’t want to smell an odor from your garbage disposal, contact us, and we’ll be happy to help eliminate the smell.