Fixing a Leaky Garbage Disposal
A leaky garbage disposal can be fixed if you can locate the part that's leading to the problem.
If you find a worn out or leaky part, put in a new one. Don’t use plumber’s putty to plug cracks.
Disposals may leak over time due to:
- Decay on the seals
- Unsecured pipes
- Flanges or gaskets that have dried out and broken
- Cracks in the garbage disposal body
Some disposals are linked to the dishwasher, which enables self-cleaning. This area frequently suffers from leaks as well.
These problems can be taken care of except for cracks in the body or interior lining of the disposal. If this is your problem, you will need to replace your garbage disposal.
It can take a DIYer many hours to locate and make simple repairs, so consider that with the cost when deciding to take care of the problem without professional help.
Having a professional technician like one from Hammond Plumbing & Heating determine and fix the problem can help catch other pieces that may be about to go out. That way, you won’t end up dealing with the same disposal two weeks later.