Fixing a Leaky Garbage Disposal
A leaky garbage disposal can be restored if you can locate the part that's leading to 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:
- Wear and tear on the seals
- Detatched pipes
- Flanges or gaskets that have dried out and split
- Cracks in the garbage disposal body
Some disposals are linked to the dishwasher, which provides self-cleaning. This location frequently experiences leaks as well.
These issues 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 diagnose and complete simple repairs, so factor that into the cost when attempting to tackle the problem by yourself.
Having a skilled technician like one from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning diagnose and repair the problem can help catch other pieces that may be about to go out. That way, you won’t end up repairing the same disposal two weeks later.