Fixing a Leaky Garbage Disposal
A leaky garbage disposal can be restored if you can locate the part that's leading to the problem.
If you find a beat up or leaky part, put in a new one. Don’t use plumber’s putty to fill cracks.
Disposals may leak over time due to:
- Wear and tear on the seals
- Loose pipes
- Flanges or gaskets that have dried out and split
- Fissures in the garbage disposal body
Some disposals are linked to the dishwasher, which enables self-cleaning. This spot commonly suffers from leaks as well.
These problems can be fixed 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 an entire afternoon to locate and finish simple repairs, so include that in the cost when choosing to take care of the problem without professional help.
Having a skilled technician like one from Strand Brothers Service Experts identify and repair the problem can help locate other pieces that may be about to break. That way, you won’t be dealing with the same disposal two weeks later.