Fixing a Leaky Garbage Disposal
A leaky garbage disposal can be repaired if you can find the part that's leading to the problem.
If you find a beat up or leaky part, replace it. Don’t use plumber’s putty to fill cracks.
Disposals may leak over time due to:
- Decay on the seals
- Unsecured pipes
- Flanges or gaskets that have dried out and cracked
- Fissures in the garbage disposal body
Some disposals are connected to the dishwasher, which enables self-cleaning. This area frequently has leaks as well.
These malfunctions 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 locate and make simple repairs, so factor that into the cost when deciding to take care of the problem without professional help.
Having an Expert technician like one from Calverley Service Experts determine and repair the problem can help locate other pieces that may be about to stop working. That way, you won’t end up dealing with the same disposal two weeks later.