Fixing a Leaky Garbage Disposal
A leaky garbage disposal can be fixed if you can identify the part that's causing the problem.
If you find a fatigued 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
- Unsecured pipes
- Flanges or gaskets that have dried out and split
- Fissures in the garbage disposal body
Some disposals are hooked up to the dishwasher, which enables self-cleaning. This location frequently suffers from 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 replace your garbage disposal.
It can take a DIYer a lot of time to diagnose and finish simple repairs, so factor that into the cost when choosing to tackle the problem without professional help.
Having a skilled technician like one from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning identify and take care of the problem can help catch other parts that may be about to break. That way, you won’t end up repairing the same disposal two weeks later.