Do You Have A Garbage Disposal Leak?

Is it the first time you notice the garbage disposal is leaking? If so, you might want to have the experts take a look at it. Read below to learn more about how we can help you!

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Garbage Disposal Leak

What is a garbage disposal?

A garbage disposal is an appliance connected to a kitchen sink that grinds food waste into small particles, usually using water and electricity.

It is designed to then flush these particles down the sink drains to pipes underneath the house.

What is garbage disposal made of?

The garbage disposal has three parts:

  • the grinding chamber (a rotating metal blade)
  • the motor
  • and a drainpipe (usually connected to the plumbing system under your home).

When you turn on the garbage disposal, it will use electrical energy to spin the blades at a high enough speed to process food waste — fruits, vegetables, scraps, leftovers, etc.

What are the Most Common Problems that Cause a Garbage Disposal to Leak?

A leaking garbage disposal is one of the more common calls we handle at Rescue Plumbing.

Garbage disposal leaking from bottom

If the garbage disposal is leaking from the attached drainage piping, often the most practical solution is to replace drainage piping.

When your garbage disposal needs to be replaced

Sometimes, when the actual garbage disposal leaks, this means the garbage disposal needs to be replaced. 

If the actual garbage disposal is leaking, that usually indicates that the garbage disposal grinding chamber lining has been breached. The grinding chamber lining is plastic and cant be repaired. 

Experts at Diagnosing your Plumbing Problem

If you’ve never had a garbage disposal leak in your home, then you know that the problem can be hard to diagnose.

There are several potential causes of leaks and it may take some time to identify the source of a leak and resolve the issue.

Luckily for our customers, each plumber at Rescue Plumbing is supplied with at least two garbage disposals and enough drainage piping to resolve any garbage disposal leak.

Our team of plumbers at Rescue Plumbing is very experienced and can solve all types of plumbing issues. We will work diligently to find the cause of your leak and fix it so you don’t have to worry about leaking anymore!

Have any questions? Just give us a call at (773) 799-8848 to schedule your free estimate. We’re happy to come to the rescue!

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Frequently Asked Questions

You have questions, the Rescue Team has answers.

A couple of signs that indicate if your garbage disposal is leaking is if it is leaking from the bottom. You will notice by taking a look under your kitchen sink and see any dripping water.

Yes, you will have to replace the garbage disposal if the disposal itself is leaking. If the leak is coming from the drainage piping, you will only need to replace the piping.

To prevent a garbage disposal leak clean out the disposal regularly and avoid disposing of items that are too hard to break down.


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