Fixing a Leaky Garbage Disposal
A leaky garbage disposal can be repaired if you can locate the part that's leading to the problem.
If you find a worn out or leaky part, put in a new one. Don’t use plumber’s putty to fill cracks.
Disposals may leak over time due to:
- Deterioration on the seals
- Detatched pipes
- Flanges or gaskets that have dried out and split
- Breaks in the garbage disposal body
Some disposals are linked to the dishwasher, which allows for self-cleaning. This location frequently has leaks as well.
These problems can be repaired 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 a lot of time to locate and complete simple repairs, so consider that with the cost when deciding to handle the problem without professional help.
Having a skilled technician like one from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning determine and repair the problem can help locate other parts that may be about to break. That way, you won’t find yourself fixing the same disposal two weeks later.