Fixing a Leaky Garbage Disposal
A leaky garbage disposal can be repaired if you can locate the part that's leading to the problem.
If you find a worn out or leaky part, replace it. Don’t use plumber’s putty to stop cracks.
Disposals may leak over time due to:
- Deterioration 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 enables self-cleaning. This area often has 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 a lot of time to diagnose and make simple repairs, so factor that into the cost when attempting to tackle the problem without professional help.
Having an Expert technician like one from Comfort Masters Service Experts identify and repair the problem can help catch other parts that may be about to stop working. That way, you won’t be dealing with the same disposal two weeks later.