Fixing a Leaky Garbage Disposal
A leaky garbage disposal can be fixed if you can locate the part that's causing the problem.
If you find a beat up or leaky part, get a new one. Don’t use plumber’s putty to plug cracks.
Disposals may leak over time due to:
- Decay on the seals
- Detatched pipes
- Flanges or gaskets that have dried out and split
- Cracks in the garbage disposal body
Some disposals are connected to the dishwasher, which allows for self-cleaning. This area commonly experiences 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 get a new garbage disposal.
It can take a DIYer a lot of time to find and make simple repairs, so include that in the cost when deciding to tackle the problem without professional help.
Having a skilled technician like one from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning diagnose and take care of the problem can help locate other pieces that may be about to stop working. That way, you won’t find yourself repairing the same disposal two weeks later.