Fixing a Leaky Garbage Disposal
A leaky garbage disposal can be fixed if you can locate the part that's creating the problem.
If you find a beat up or leaky part, replace it. Don’t use plumber’s putty to stop cracks.
Disposals may leak over time due to:
- Wear and tear on the seals
- Detatched 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 area commonly 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 get a new garbage disposal.
It can take a DIYer many hours to diagnose and make simple repairs, so include that in the cost when attempting to take care of the problem without professional help.
Having an Expert technician like one from Strand Brothers Service Experts determine and take care of the problem can help catch other components that may be about to break. That way, you won’t end up repairing the same disposal two weeks later.