If there are indications of a water leak underneath one’s ones Garland kitchen sink, determine if the water is dripping while the garbage disposal is operating. If that’s the case , there can be a few various problems. Luckily, the majority of problems with garbage disposals that will bring about leaks are a rather easy plumbing repair to fix without a specialist.
While the water may appear to be trickling from the base of the disposal, the leak could actually be in another place. There are 4 primary areas on the disposal that are likely to leak. They are, the sink flange, the dishwasher hose, the drain line, and directly underneath the garbage disposal. Read on to find out more about the common troubles with garbage disposal leaks and how to fix them.
The sink flange is where the garbage disposal and the sink meet. In order to find out if this is the situation, plug the sink and fill it a bit below half way with water. Pour food coloring into the water. If there is any water leaking before the sink is unplugged, the problem is with the sink flange. In this circumstance, the sink flange seal is probably damaged. In order to correct this issue, one would 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 find the source of the leak. The dishwasher hose is rather simple to locate. It’s where the hose and the garbage disposal link. The drain line is where the drainage pipe and the disposal link. Both of these issues can also be because of a damaged seal. In any case, the seal will, just as before, have to be fixed. But, the procedure for resealing the disposal’s connection to the dishwasher hose or the drain pipe will vary depending on the disposal.
Garbage Disposal Basin
If perhaps the water is trickling directly out of the bottom of the garbage disposal, the seals inside the basin are probably damaged. These seals can be repaired, though, there are a number of seals in the garbage disposal. So, if one breaks, another break will, normally, soon follow. In this predicament, it can be a better idea to have the garbage disposal swapped out.
In cases where the garbage disposal is still causing issues or there continue to be signs of water leaking in the sink cabinet, give us a call. We can get the necessary Garland Plumbing Repair executed quickly.
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