Garbage Disposal Odor Issues
Home-Wizard™ calculates your ideal home care program to avoid problems with your Garbage Disposal, but sometimes trouble can still occur. Here are answers to questions about garbage disposal odor issues.
QUESTION FROM silvi.007
My garbage disposal is running fine, the drains and doesn't back up but their is a terrible odor that comes back. We rarely use the disposal because we can hardly stand the smell. This problem has just begun over the past few months.
ANSWER FROM HOME-WIZARD
Its great that your disposal is running fine, and it sounds like it just needs to be cleaned regularly.
The following is the procedure for cleaning your garbage disposal:
1) Place ice cubes in the disposal, grind them up, and flush with cold water. This will help sharpen the blades and remove buildup from the inside of the disposal.
2) Pour a cup of vinegar into the sink drain and let it sit for about one hour, then flush down with very hot water. This will help to remove scale build-up.
You should do this at least once a year, but more often depending on for what and how much you use it.
Hope this is helpful.