Fixing a Leaky Garbage Disposal
A leaky garbage disposal can be restored if you can find the part that's causing the problem.
If you find a beat up or leaky part, replace it. Don’t use plumber’s putty to plug cracks.
Disposals may leak over time due to:
- Wear and tear on the seals
- Unsecured pipes
- Flanges or gaskets that have dried out and split
- Fissures in the garbage disposal body
Some disposals are linked to the dishwasher, which provides self-cleaning. This location commonly experiences leaks as well.
These problems can be taken care of except for cracks in the body or interior lining of the disposal. If this is your problem, you will need to replace your garbage disposal.
It can take a DIYer an entire afternoon to find and complete simple repairs, so include that in the cost when attempting to handle the problem without professional help.
Having a skilled technician like one from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning diagnose and repair the problem can help find other parts that may be about to break. That way, you won’t be repairing the same disposal two weeks later.