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 beat up or leaky part, replace it. Don’t use plumber’s putty to plug cracks.
Disposals may leak over time due to:
- Decay on the seals
- Unsecured pipes
- Flanges or gaskets that have dried out and split
- Cracks in the garbage disposal body
Some disposals are hooked up to the dishwasher, which allows for self-cleaning. This area frequently has leaks as well.
These issues 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 many hours to find and make simple repairs, so factor that into the cost when deciding to handle the problem without professional help.
Having a skilled technician like one from Gordon's Service Experts determine and repair the problem can help locate other components that may be about to stop working. That way, you won’t find yourself repairing the same disposal two weeks later.