Fixing a Leaky Garbage Disposal
A leaky garbage disposal can be restored if you can find the part that's leading to the problem.
If you find a fatigued or leaky part, replace it. Don’t use plumber’s putty to plug cracks.
Disposals may leak over time due to:
- Deterioration on the seals
- Unsecured pipes
- Flanges or gaskets that have dried out and split
- Cracks in the garbage disposal body
Some disposals are hooked up to the dishwasher, which provides self-cleaning. This location frequently suffers from 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 an entire afternoon to diagnose and finish simple repairs, so include that in the cost when choosing to tackle the problem by yourself.
Having an Expert 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 be repairing the same disposal two weeks later.