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 worn out or leaky part, put in a new one. Don’t use plumber’s putty to stop cracks.
Disposals may leak over time due to:
- Deterioration on the seals
- Detatched pipes
- Flanges or gaskets that have dried out and broken
- Fissures in the garbage disposal body
Some disposals are hooked up to the dishwasher, which provides self-cleaning. This spot often suffers from leaks as well.
These malfunctions 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 replace your garbage disposal.
It can take a DIYer a lot of time to locate and make simple repairs, so factor that into the cost when choosing to tackle the problem on your own.
Having a professional technician like one from Falso Service Experts determine and take care of the problem can help locate other components that may be about to go out. That way, you won’t end up dealing with the same disposal two weeks later.