Garbage disposals are great, that is, until they are unable to dispose of unpleasant odors in your kitchen. If you suffer from an odorous kitchen, there are some simple steps you can take to eradicate the problem.


Cleaning your garbage disposal is the best way to remedy this problem. Turn off power to your garbage disposal first, and then clean the top and bottom of the rubber flap guards using a paper towel. Other household items will help clean garbage disposals at the bottom. When you turn your disposal back on, toss in some lemon slices and flip the switch. The acid in the lemon will help break down food particles and the lemon scent will leave behind a pleasant odor. Watch this video for more tips on deodorizing your garbage disposal.

If your garbage disposal odors are chronic, or your disposal isn’t working at all, call Arrow Plumbing Inc. in Libertyville, IL at (847) 549-9600. Our trained and licensed plumbers have the solutions to all your plumbing needs.