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 beat up or leaky part, get a new one. Don’t use plumber’s putty to fill cracks.
Disposals may leak over time due to:
- Deterioration on the seals
- Detatched pipes
- Flanges or gaskets that have dried out and cracked
- Cracks in the garbage disposal body
Some disposals are linked to the dishwasher, which enables self-cleaning. This spot frequently suffers from 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 get a new garbage disposal.
It can take a DIYer an entire afternoon to find and make simple repairs, so factor that into the cost when choosing to handle the problem by yourself.
Having an Expert technician like one from Comfortech Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning determine and repair the problem can help find other pieces that may be about to break. That way, you won’t end up dealing with the same disposal two weeks later.