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Garbage Disposal Is Leaking from The Bottom

Garbage Disposal is Leaking from the Bottom

Garbage disposal is one of the most hard-working appliances in your kitchen. Any damage can almost lead to a standstill of events around the home.

Additionally, if it breaks down, it will become unsanitary. If you notice some water under your sink, there's a high likelihood that your garbage disposal is leaking from the bottom.

Several issues could cause the leak. It could be a drain issue, an improper seal on the flange, or the unit has stopped working.

Garbage disposal leaking issues are never fun and can be somewhat annoying.

If you want the problem handled as soon as possible, you need to call a garbage disposal installer to fix it. Still, there are some quick checks you can conduct on the unit before your plumber arrives.

Find the Leak

Examine the area to identify where the leak is coming from. Before undertaking such a procedure, you should consider a few safety measures, including turning off the garbage disposal, unplugging it, and placing a bucket under the sink to collect leaks.

When checking the unit for leaks, start by examining the connection between the garbage disposal, sink, and drain hose. For the drain hose leak inspection, the dishwasher has to be on.

If the leak isn't coming from either of these two areas, the next area to check is where the unit and the drain line meet. Once you've established the location of the leak, you need to figure out what is causing it.

Determine the Cause of the Leak and How to Fix it

The Sink Flange Is Leaking

The flange is the item that attaches your sink to the garbage disposal. This area is prone to corrosion over time, which loosens it. Ensure that all the pieces are fastened, and there is no wiggle room between where everything connects.

Broken Seal

You will see a leak from the bottom of your garbage disposal unit if you have a broken or damaged seal inside your unit. This happens because of wear and tear. Disconnect the unit, dissect it and seal the crack before reattaching it for a temporary fix.


If your garbage disposal is leaking from the bottom, it's an indication that there has been damage done to it, either through wear and tear or impact. If this is the case, a garbage disposal installer will help before things get worse.

Talk to a Local Plumber Today

You can fix some of these issues yourself, but If your garbage disposal leak has developed into a broken unit, it's time to bring in experts like G&C Plumbing & Heating. We will assess the damage and replace the existing unit.

Not only that, we will evaluate if other plumbing problems are the contributors to your garbage disposal woes and work on them with your permission. Schedule an appointment today to get started.


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