Fixing a Leaky Garbage Disposal
A leaky garbage disposal can be fixed if you can identify the part that's creating the problem.
If you find a worn out or leaky part, get a new one. Don’t use plumber’s putty to fill cracks.
Disposals may leak over time due to:
- Deterioration on the seals
- Detatched pipes
- Flanges or gaskets that have dried out and split
- Breaks in the garbage disposal body
Some disposals are hooked up to the dishwasher, which enables self-cleaning. This spot frequently 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 replace your garbage disposal.
It can take a DIYer a lot of time to find and finish simple repairs, so consider that with the cost when attempting to tackle the problem without professional help.
Having a skilled technician like one from Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air identify and fix the problem can help find other parts that may be about to go out. That way, you won’t be fixing the same disposal two weeks later.