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, get a new one. Don’t use plumber’s putty to fill cracks.
Disposals may leak over time due to:
- Deterioration on the seals
- Unsecured pipes
- Flanges or gaskets that have dried out and split
- Breaks in the garbage disposal body
Some disposals are connected to the dishwasher, which provides self-cleaning. This spot often suffers from leaks as well.
These issues can be fixed 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 locate and complete simple repairs, so factor that into the cost when choosing to handle the problem by yourself.
Having a skilled technician like one from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning determine and fix the problem can help find other components that may be about to break. That way, you won’t find yourself dealing with the same disposal two weeks later.