How Do You Control Garbage Disposal Odor?

@msedge (4012)
United States
September 18, 2008 3:11pm CST
A garbage disposal is supposed to eliminate odors by chopping up garbage and sending it down the drain. But occasionally the disposal itself becomes the source of smells.Inspect the black rubber cover that fits in the disposal. Sometimes bits of garbage collect under the flaps and create a smell.Clean the rubber cover, if necessary. If yours lifts out, remove it and clean away debris with a scrub brush and warm, soapy water. If your rubber cover is installed permanently, lift up each flap and clean it with soapy water and an old toothbrush.Deodorize the disposal. Cut a lemon in half and drop the fruit and a handful of baking soda into the disposal. Turn on the cold water faucet and then the disposal. The unit will clean itself as it grinds up the mixture.
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@moondancer (7434)
• United States
19 Sep 08
I do wish I had a garbage disposal. I use to a long time ago. But no longer, huuummmm...oh well one day maybe I will. I use to put lemon juice down mine and pine sol mixed with vinegar. It helped for awhile. Now they have those draino foaming drain cleaners, if it's okay for pipes it should be okay for that. I might try using that. It seems it would take out anything stuck to the wall of the gadget and then poor in some pinesol or a cleaner of my choice for a nice scent.
@msedge (4012)
• United States
15 Oct 08
Almost the same as ellie does.You know about it too.I appreciate you took time to share.Take care!
@ellie333 (21029)
18 Sep 08
Hi MsEdge, I haven't a garbage disposal unit but I do use baking soda to put down the sink and down drains to eliminate any odour. I also use lemon jiuce and vinegar along with baking soda for many household tasks, much cheaper and more envirionmentally friendly than bought products eh! Thank you for sharing with us. Huggles. Ellie :D
@msedge (4012)
• United States
15 Oct 08
WOw!You have thought me something economical.Thank you too!
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