COVID-19 ALERT. Latest information about our service. Click here.

Skip to Content
chevron-left chevron-right chevron-up chevron-right chevron-left arrow-back star phone quote checkbox-checked search wrench info shield play connection mobile coin-dollar spoon-knife ticket pushpin location gift fire feed bubbles home heart calendar price-tag credit-card clock envelop facebook instagram twitter youtube pinterest yelp google reddit linkedin envelope bbb pinterest homeadvisor angies
Garbage Disposal Smells

Image of Plumber

Your garbage disposal is a powerful unit that can help keep your kitchen clean. However, you cannot rely on your garbage disposal to take on all the trash that you have going through your kitchen.
You need to make sure that you are investing a great deal of time and money in your garbage disposal, but you need to make sure you follow the steps below to take care of the unit.

It Smells Bad

When you notice that your disposal smells bad, you can grind lemon or orange in the disposal to get rid of some of the smell. This helps because the essential oils in the fruits help to coat the inside of the canister.

It Is Clogged

If your garbage disposal is clogged or making odd noises, you need to call on a plumber to get the unit repaired. Your plumber can use an Allen wrench to turn the blades until the stuck item comes free. However, the plumber may need to remove the unit so that they can take it apart and remove the clogged pieces.

Garbage Disposal

The Wiring

Wiring on the garbage disposal is something that you need to watch carefully to make sure that it is working properly. You do not want to get the wiring wet, and you want to make sure the unit is not smoking when you are using it.

Your plumber can change the wiring to make it safer, and they can change the power to make it less furious. When the disposal is not as active, it will not smoke when it is running.

What Does Not Go In There

When you are trying to keep your disposal from taking on a bad odor, you need to make sure there are certain things you do not put in it. Simple food waste can go in the disposal, but you should avoid putting rotten or spoiled items down the sink.

You also want to avoid putting meat or meat products down the disposal. Anything that already has a bad odor will make the disposal stink more. Taking these steps will help you keep your disposal in good working order all year.

Is your garbage disposal clogged and smelling up your Birmingham kitchen? No need to wait, Call Latta Plumbing at 205-631-6445 and get the right plumbing services you need.