Fixing a Leaky Garbage Disposal
A leaky garbage disposal can be restored if you can locate the part that's creating the problem.
If you find a worn out or leaky part, get a new one. Don’t use plumber’s putty to stop cracks.
Disposals may leak over time due to:
- Wear and tear on the seals
- Unsecured pipes
- Flanges or gaskets that have dried out and cracked
- Breaks in the garbage disposal body
Some disposals are connected to the dishwasher, which allows for self-cleaning. This location commonly 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 get a new garbage disposal.
It can take a DIYer an entire afternoon to diagnose and finish simple repairs, so factor that into the cost when deciding to tackle the problem by yourself.
Having a professional technician like one from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning diagnose and repair the problem can help catch other parts that may be about to stop working. That way, you won’t find yourself repairing the same disposal two weeks later.