Fixing a Leaky Garbage Disposal
A leaky garbage disposal can be fixed if you can find the part that's leading to 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 cracked
- Breaks in the garbage disposal body
Some disposals are connected to the dishwasher, which provides self-cleaning. This location commonly 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 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 attempting to tackle the problem on your own.
Having a skilled technician like one from Stark Services determine and repair the problem can help catch other pieces that may be about to stop working. That way, you won’t be fixing the same disposal two weeks later.