Fixing a Leaky Garbage Disposal
A leaky garbage disposal can be restored if you can find 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 fill cracks.
Disposals may leak over time due to:
- Deterioration on the seals
- Unsecured pipes
- Flanges or gaskets that have dried out and split
- Cracks in the garbage disposal body
Some disposals are connected to the dishwasher, which provides self-cleaning. This location commonly experiences 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 replace your garbage disposal.
It can take a DIYer an entire afternoon to locate and complete simple repairs, so factor that into the cost when deciding to tackle the problem on your own.
Having a skilled 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 be fixing the same disposal two weeks later.