After a while, garbage disposals can begin to produce an odor. This happens because food catches in the disposal and pipes. Once it starts to rot, the smell becomes distinct. Don’t worry; you don’t have to call a plumber. In fact, you don’t need any plumbing knowledge at all.

Here is how to deodorize your garbage disposal:

  • Put ice cubes in the disposal
  • Add a small amount of lemon peel
  • Run the disposal for 30 seconds with hot water
  • Add a small amount of dish soap while running

If you don’t take care of your garbage disposal’s odor, it will only continue to get worse. This trick works quickly and costs nothing.