Fixing a Leaky Garbage Disposal
A leaky garbage disposal can be fixed if you can identify 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:
- Decay on the seals
- Loose pipes
- Flanges or gaskets that have dried out and split
- Fissures in the garbage disposal body
Some disposals are linked to the dishwasher, which allows for self-cleaning. This location commonly 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 install a new garbage disposal.
It can take a DIYer an entire afternoon to find and make simple repairs, so factor that into the cost when deciding to handle the problem by yourself.
Having an Expert technician like one from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning identify and repair the problem can help locate other pieces that may be about to break. That way, you won’t find yourself repairing the same disposal two weeks later.