Fixing a Leaky Garbage Disposal
A leaky garbage disposal can be restored if you can identify the part that's causing 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
- Unsecured pipes
- Flanges or gaskets that have dried out and broken
- Breaks in the garbage disposal body
Some disposals are connected to the dishwasher, which allows for self-cleaning. This spot commonly has leaks as well.
These issues can be repaired 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 an entire afternoon to locate and complete simple repairs, so factor that into the cost when choosing to take care of the problem by yourself.
Having a skilled technician like one from Mountainwest Service Experts diagnose and take care of the problem can help locate other parts that may be about to break. That way, you won’t find yourself dealing with the same disposal two weeks later.