Fixing a Leaky Garbage Disposal
A leaky garbage disposal can be fixed if you can find the part that's causing the problem.
If you find a worn out or leaky part, replace it. Don’t use plumber’s putty to stop 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 connected to the dishwasher, which allows for self-cleaning. This spot often experiences leaks as well.
These malfunctions can be repaired 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 a lot of time to locate and make simple repairs, so include that in the cost when choosing to tackle the problem by yourself.
Having an Expert technician like one from BW/Cook Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning identify and repair the problem can help find other components that may be about to go out. That way, you won’t find yourself fixing the same disposal two weeks later.