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    Are You Having Garbage Disposal Odor Issues?

    April 3, 2015

    Are You Having Garbage Disposal Odor Issues?

    Are You Having Garbage Disposal Odor Issues?

    A lot of homeowners and renters have garbage disposals in their homes and apartments. Garbage disposals are a great way to reduce the amount of waste that is put into the trash. Unfortunately, one of the biggest problems that people find when they have a disposal in their home is that they smell foul odors coming from their garbage disposal.

    Reasons for Odors

    • Rotting food
    • Grease particles on blades
    • Sewer backup

    If, like a lot of people who have garbage disposals, you notice a smell coming from yours, there are things that you can do to remove the odors from your disposal.

    Things You can Use for Eliminating Disposal Odors

    Lovely Lemons
    Among the cheapest and easiest ways that you can remove the smell from a garbage disposal is to use a lemon. Take a lemon of any size, cut it up into some small pieces, and then put the pieces into your disposal while it’s on. This can also be done using a lime. Either way, the citrus smell will remove most of the strong smells.

    Ice Cubes
    You can also use some ice cubs for removing strong odors which are coming from a garbage disposal. The bonus thing about ice cubes is that they are non toxic and safe for the environment. Be careful to only use a few at a time. Using too many at once could cause your garbage disposal to clog.

    Just like you can use a lemon or lime, you can also use an orange. It can be any size. Simply cut it up and put it into your drain like above with the lemon. This citrus will eliminate odors quickly.

    Use Vinegar
    Put approximately half of a cup of white vinegar that has been distilled into your disposal and allow your cold water run while you’re doing this.

    Vinegar and Baking Soda
    Turn on your disposal and pour one cup baking soda and then a cup of white vinegar and this will help with removing strong odors.

    Clean your Lid
    Make sure that you clean your disposal’s lid using water, a brush, and soap to get rid of the food particles.

    Brush it Clean
    Use a wire or dish brush to clean the inside of the disposal. Make sure that the unit’s unplugged and disconnected before you try putting a tool or hand into your disposal.

    Commercial Products

    A lot of companies make some products for cleaning your drain and these are sold in the home improvement stores. But before you use one of these, check your manual, and a plumber, to know if there’s anything that might damage your disposal.


    These are the things that you can use for removing the odors from garbage disposals. As you can see, there are plenty of natural items that you can use rather than resorting to chemical items. For most of them, all you have to do is to head to your grocery store’s produce section or other aisles in your grocery store.

    If you have an odor coming from your disposal, simply use one of these easy and inexpensive options for removing it. You will discover that not only is your disposal smelling better but your whole kitchen is also smelling great.

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