Fixing a Leaky Garbage Disposal
A leaky garbage disposal can be fixed if you can find 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 plug cracks.
Disposals may leak over time due to:
- Deterioration on the seals
- Detatched pipes
- Flanges or gaskets that have dried out and split
- Cracks in the garbage disposal body
Some disposals are connected to the dishwasher, which provides self-cleaning. This spot often suffers from leaks as well.
These problems can be repaired 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 many hours to locate and complete simple repairs, so consider that with the cost when deciding to tackle the problem by yourself.
Having a professional technician like one from TML Service Experts determine and repair the problem can help locate other components that may be about to stop working. That way, you won’t find yourself dealing with the same disposal two weeks later.