Fixing a Leaky Garbage Disposal
A leaky garbage disposal can be restored if you can locate the part that's creating the problem.
If you find a beat up or leaky part, get a new one. Don’t use plumber’s putty to stop cracks.
Disposals may leak over time due to:
- Decay on the seals
- Loose pipes
- Flanges or gaskets that have dried out and broken
- Breaks in the garbage disposal body
Some disposals are linked to the dishwasher, which provides self-cleaning. This spot often 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 get a new garbage disposal.
It can take a DIYer an entire afternoon to find and complete simple repairs, so factor that into the cost when choosing to handle the problem without professional help.
Having a professional technician like one from A-PLUS Service Experts identify and repair the problem can help find other components that may be about to stop working. That way, you won’t end up dealing with the same disposal two weeks later.