Whenever there are indications of a water leak below one’s ones Las Vegas kitchen sink, check to see if the water is leaking while the garbage disposal is going. If that’s the case , there might be a few various problems. Luckily, many issues with garbage disposals that will lead to leaks are a rather easy plumbing repair to manage without a professional.
Though the water may seem to be leaking from underneath the disposal, the leak could actually be elsewhere. There are four main parts of the disposal that often leak. They are, the sink flange, the dishwasher hose, the drain line, and the bottom of the garbage disposal. Read on to learn more about the more common problems with garbage disposal leaking and tips on how to mend them.
The sink flange is where the garbage disposal and the sink attach. To determine if this is the situation, plug the sink and fill it a little less than 1/2 way with water. Pour food coloring into the water. If there is any water leaking before the sink gets unplugged, the issue is definitely with the sink flange. In this circumstance, the sink flange seal is probably damaged. In order to correct this problem, one will need to remove the garbage disposal from the sink and seal the flange up again.
Drain Line or Dishwasher Hose
In cases where there wasn’t any water dripping before the sink was unplugged, unplug it to identify the source of the leak. The dishwasher hose is rather simple to find. It is where the hose and the garbage disposal connect. The drain line is where the drainage pipe and the disposal link. Both problems are usually because of a damaged seal. Either way, the seal will, again, need to be mended. But, the procedure for resealing the disposal’s connection to the dishwasher hose or the drain pipe will change dependant upon the disposal.
Garbage Disposal Basin
If perhaps the water is leaking directly from the underside of the garbage disposal, the seals in the basin are most likely worn out. These seals can be fixed, but, there are a number of seals within the garbage disposal. Which means that, if one breaks, another break will, normally, soon follow. In this circumstance, it is actually a more economical idea to have the garbage disposal swapped out.
When the garbage disposal is still having trouble or there continue to be signs of water leaking on the bottom of the sink cabinet, contact us. We can get the needed Las Vegas Plumbing Repair accomplished quick.