Whenever there are indications of a water leak below the ones Folsom or Roseville CA kitchen sink, determine if the water is leaking while the garbage disposal is running. If that’s the case , there might be a few various problems. Fortunately, most issues with garbage disposals which lead to leaks are a fairly easy plumbing repair to take care of without a pro.
While the water might appear to be trickling from directly under the disposal, the leak could actually be in another place. There are four primary areas on the disposal that are likely to leak. They are, the sink flange, the dishwasher hose, the drain, and the base of the garbage disposal. Read on to find out more about the common troubles with garbage disposal leakages and tips on how to mend them.
The sink flange is where the garbage disposal and the sink attach. To know if this is the situation, plug the sink and fill it slightly less than half way with water. Put food coloring in the water. If there is any water dripping before the sink gets unplugged, the issue is with the sink flange. In this circumstance, the sink flange seal is probably damaged. To correct this problem, one will have to remove the garbage disposal from the sink and reseal the flange.
Drain Line or Dishwasher Hose
In cases where there was no water dripping before the sink was unplugged, unplug it to locate the origin of the leak. The dishwasher hose is pretty simple to find. It is where the hose and the garbage disposal link. The drain line is where the drainage pipe and the disposal link. Both issues will also be because of a broken seal. In any case, the seal will, again, need to be mended. But, the method for resealing the disposal’s connection to the dishwasher hose or the drain pipe can vary depending on the disposal.
Garbage Disposal Basin
In cases where the water is leaking right out of the bottom of the garbage disposal, the seals within the basin are most likely worn out. These seals can be repaired, however, there are a number of seals inside of the garbage disposal. Which means that, if one breaks, yet another break will, ordinarily, eventually follow. In this predicament, it can be a much better choice to have the garbage disposal replaced.
In cases where the garbage disposal is still causing issues or there continue to be signs of water leaking on the bottom of the sink cabinet, give us a call. We can get the necessary Folsom Plumbing Repair accomplished quick.