Fixing a Leaky Garbage Disposal
A leaky garbage disposal can be repaired if you can locate the part that's causing 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:
- Deterioration on the seals
- Loose pipes
- Flanges or gaskets that have dried out and broken
- Fissures in the garbage disposal body
Some disposals are linked to the dishwasher, which allows for self-cleaning. This area frequently experiences 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 install a new garbage disposal.
It can take a DIYer a lot of time to diagnose and complete simple repairs, so include that in the cost when deciding to take care of the problem without professional help.
Having a skilled technician like one from Church Services diagnose and repair the problem can help locate other pieces that may be about to break. That way, you won’t be fixing the same disposal two weeks later.