What to Do if Your Garbage Disposal Smells Bad

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Sometimes food bits get trapped or lodged in your garbage disposal and start to cause odors that seep into your kitchen.

To get rid of the odors, put the rubber stopper in place. Fill the disposal sink with warm to hot water that includes a grease-cutting detergent (such as Dawn). Then pull the stopper out, turn on your disposal, and run the water through it. After the water is through, turn off the disposal, take the rubber stopper and thoroughly clean it with hot water and detergent. Do this twice a day until the odor goes away.

If the problem persists fill out our appointment form or call Summers & Zim’s at 610-593-5129 and one of our plumbers will come check it for you.

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