Your garbage disposal is not just one isolated device. It is composed of different components that work in unison. Though each component might malfunction independently, however, the damage in one part will affect the work of the other parts. From our experience at Mr. Rooter Plumbing, garbage disposals usually leak from the top, the pipe connections, the bottom, or a combination. This article will help you determine whether your garbage disposal is actually leaking, where it is leaking from, and how you can fix the leak.
If you have any questions or concerns or if you would like to hire a certified plumber to take a look, then call Mr. Rooter Plumbing for 24-hour emergency repairs. We are always happy to help.
Locating the Leak
Your garbage disposal is most probably installed under your kitchen sink. You might notice a musty smell, dampness, or puddling water, but these signs do not necessarily mean that your garbage disposal is leaking. It might be that your sink or its p-trap is leaking instead.
Grab a flashlight and empty bucket to get started on locating the source of the leak. Before you begin, make sure your garbage disposal is turned off and is unplugged. Then, fill the sink with water to the halfway mark. Adding food coloring to the water will help you spot the leak easier. Check these spots specifically:
Fixing the Leaks
Each of the leaks we just mentioned have specific causes and repairs. We will continue in list form:
Call the Professionals
If you would like a local plumber to take a look or replace your garbage disposal, then call the experts at Mr. Rooter Plumbing for quick, quality, and around the clock service. Our live representatives are eager to take your call.