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, replace it. Don’t use plumber’s putty to stop cracks.
Disposals may leak over time due to:
- Deterioration on the seals
- Detatched pipes
- Flanges or gaskets that have dried out and cracked
- Breaks in the garbage disposal body
Some disposals are hooked up to the dishwasher, which provides self-cleaning. This spot commonly suffers from 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 install a new garbage disposal.
It can take a DIYer many hours to find and finish simple repairs, so include that in the cost when attempting to tackle the problem by yourself.
Having a professional technician like one from Climate Control Service Experts diagnose and repair the problem can help locate other parts that may be about to break. That way, you won’t end up repairing the same disposal two weeks later.