Fixing a Leaky Garbage Disposal
A leaky garbage disposal can be fixed if you can locate 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 stop cracks.
Disposals may leak over time due to:
- Decay on the seals
- Detatched pipes
- Flanges or gaskets that have dried out and split
- Fissures in the garbage disposal body
Some disposals are linked to the dishwasher, which provides self-cleaning. This spot commonly experiences leaks as well.
These problems 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 a lot of time to locate and finish simple repairs, so factor that into the cost when attempting to take care of the problem without professional help.
Having an Expert technician like one from Teays Valley Service Experts diagnose and fix the problem can help find other components that may be about to break. That way, you won’t find yourself fixing the same disposal two weeks later.