Fixing a Leaky Garbage Disposal
A leaky garbage disposal can be repaired if you can locate 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:
- Decay on the seals
- Loose pipes
- Flanges or gaskets that have dried out and split
- Breaks in the garbage disposal body
Some disposals are linked to the dishwasher, which enables self-cleaning. This area often experiences 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 diagnose and make simple repairs, so factor that into the cost when deciding to handle the problem on your own.
Having a skilled technician like one from San Antonio Air Service Experts identify and fix the problem can help locate other components that may be about to break. That way, you won’t find yourself fixing the same disposal two weeks later.