Fixing a Leaky Garbage Disposal
A leaky garbage disposal can be repaired 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 stop cracks.
Disposals may leak over time due to:
- Decay on the seals
- Detatched pipes
- Flanges or gaskets that have dried out and split
- Fissures in the garbage disposal body
Some disposals are hooked up to the dishwasher, which allows for self-cleaning. This area commonly suffers from leaks as well.
These issues can be taken care of 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 a lot of time to find and make simple repairs, so include that in the cost when deciding to tackle the problem by yourself.
Having an Expert technician like one from Komfort Air determine and repair the problem can help locate other pieces that may be about to go out. That way, you won’t end up dealing with the same disposal two weeks later.