Fixing a Leaky Garbage Disposal
A leaky garbage disposal can be repaired if you can locate the part that's creating 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
- Unsecured 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 a lot of time to locate and make simple repairs, so include that in the cost when choosing to take care of the problem on your own.
Having a skilled technician like one from Comfortech Service Experts identify and repair the problem can help find other pieces that may be about to stop working. That way, you won’t be fixing the same disposal two weeks later.