Fixing a Leaky Garbage Disposal
A leaky garbage disposal can be fixed if you can locate the part that's creating the problem.
If you find a beat up 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 broken
- Breaks in the garbage disposal body
Some disposals are connected to the dishwasher, which provides self-cleaning. This location often has 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 install a new garbage disposal.
It can take a DIYer many hours to diagnose and complete simple repairs, so consider that with the cost when choosing to tackle the problem by yourself.
Having a skilled technician like one from Stark Services identify and repair the problem can help catch other components that may be about to break. That way, you won’t be fixing the same disposal two weeks later.