Fixing a Leaky Garbage Disposal
A leaky garbage disposal can be restored if you can identify the part that's leading to the problem.
If you find a fatigued or leaky part, replace it. 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
- Breaks in the garbage disposal body
Some disposals are connected to the dishwasher, which provides self-cleaning. This location frequently experiences leaks as well.
These issues 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 make simple repairs, so include that in the cost when deciding to take care of the problem on your own.
Having a professional technician like one from Freschi Service Experts determine and fix the problem can help find other parts that may be about to go out. That way, you won’t be repairing the same disposal two weeks later.