Fixing a Leaky Garbage Disposal
A leaky garbage disposal can be repaired if you can locate the part that's causing the problem.
If you find a fatigued or leaky part, put in 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 cracked
- Cracks in the garbage disposal body
Some disposals are connected to the dishwasher, which allows for self-cleaning. This area frequently suffers from 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 an entire afternoon to diagnose and make simple repairs, so consider that with the cost when deciding to tackle the problem without professional help.
Having an Expert technician like one from Winnipeg Supply Service Experts identify and repair the problem can help find other pieces that may be about to stop working. That way, you won’t end up dealing with the same disposal two weeks later.