Fixing a Leaky Garbage Disposal
A leaky garbage disposal can be restored if you can identify the part that's creating the problem.
If you find a fatigued 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
- Detatched pipes
- Flanges or gaskets that have dried out and split
- Fissures in the garbage disposal body
Some disposals are linked to the dishwasher, which enables self-cleaning. This spot commonly suffers from leaks as well.
These malfunctions can be fixed except for cracks in the body or interior lining of the disposal. If this is your problem, you will need to install a new garbage disposal.
It can take a DIYer a lot of time to locate and finish simple repairs, so include that in the cost when deciding to tackle the problem by yourself.
Having a professional technician like one from Air Engineers Service Experts determine and take care of the problem can help find other parts that may be about to go out. That way, you won’t end up dealing with the same disposal two weeks later.