Fixing a Leaky Garbage Disposal
A leaky garbage disposal can be restored if you can find the part that's causing the problem.
If you find a worn out or leaky part, replace it. Don’t use plumber’s putty to fill 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
- Breaks in the garbage disposal body
Some disposals are connected to the dishwasher, which enables self-cleaning. This location often experiences leaks as well.
These issues can be taken care of 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 an entire afternoon to find and complete simple repairs, so include that in the cost when attempting to handle the problem by yourself.
Having an Expert technician like one from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning identify and take care of the problem can help locate other components that may be about to stop working. That way, you won’t find yourself fixing the same disposal two weeks later.