If perhaps there are indications of a water leak under the ones Duncanville kitchen sink, determine if the water is dripping while the garbage disposal is operating. If that’s the case , there may be several different problems. The good news is, most issues with garbage disposals that will lead to leaks are a relatively simple plumbing repair to fix without a professional.
Although the water might seem to be trickling from directly under the disposal, the leak may actually be somewhere else. There are 4 main parts of the disposal that are likely to leak. They are, the sink flange, the dishwasher hose, the drain, and the actual bottom of the garbage disposal. Read on to learn more about the common troubles with garbage disposal leakages and ways to fix them.
The sink flange is where the garbage disposal and the sink link up. In order to find out if this is the situation, plug the sink and fill it a bit below half way with water. Put food coloring in the water. If there is any water dripping before the sink is unplugged, the problem is with the sink flange. If this is the case, the sink flange seal is probably damaged. In order to fix this issue, one will need to remove the garbage disposal from the sink and repair the seal.
Drain Line or Dishwasher Hose
In cases where there was no water leaking before the sink was unplugged, unplug it to identify the source of the leak. The dishwasher hose is fairly quick to locate. It is where the hose and the garbage disposal attach. The drain line is where the drainage pipe and the disposal hook up. Both issues are also because of a damaged seal. Either way, the seal will, again, have to be fixed. But, the procedure for resealing the disposal’s connection to the dishwasher hose or the drain pipe could change based upon the disposal.
Garbage Disposal Basin
When the water is trickling directly from the bottom of the garbage disposal, the seals inside the basin are likely broken. These seals can be fixed, however, there are several seals inside the garbage disposal. And so, if one breaks, yet another break will, ordinarily, soon follow. In this scenario, it is actually a good decision to have the garbage disposal swapped out.
If perhaps the garbage disposal is still having problems or there are still indications of water problems in the sink cabinet, give us a call. We can get the needed plumbing repair done fast.