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 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:
- Deterioration on the seals
- Loose pipes
- Flanges or gaskets that have dried out and cracked
- Cracks in the garbage disposal body
Some disposals are connected to the dishwasher, which enables self-cleaning. This location often experiences leaks as well.
These problems can be fixed 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 find and complete simple repairs, so include that in the cost when choosing to tackle the problem by yourself.
Having a skilled technician like one from A1 Chesney Service Experts identify and take care of the problem can help find other parts that may be about to stop working. That way, you won’t find yourself repairing the same disposal two weeks later.