Fixing a Leaky Garbage Disposal
A leaky garbage disposal can be fixed if you can find the part that's causing the problem.
If you find a fatigued or leaky part, replace it. Don’t use plumber’s putty to fill cracks.
Disposals may leak over time due to:
- Deterioration on the seals
- Loose pipes
- Flanges or gaskets that have dried out and split
- Cracks in the garbage disposal body
Some disposals are connected to the dishwasher, which allows for self-cleaning. This spot frequently suffers from 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 install a new garbage disposal.
It can take a DIYer a lot of time to locate and make simple repairs, so factor that into the cost when choosing to handle the problem by yourself.
Having a professional technician like one from Levy & Son Service Experts diagnose and fix the problem can help find other components that may be about to go out. That way, you won’t be dealing with the same disposal two weeks later.