The answer is it depends, but most likely if it is leaking the unit would need to be replaced. If you have a leaking garbage disposal it’s best to call a Local Orlando plumber to check it out because it could also be a leak from a seal around the sink or a gasket between the disposal and the sink.
If the unit is 6 years or older it could very well be that you may need to replace it, because the garbage disposal housing is plastic and the plastic tends to get weak as it ages. Then, when you try to grind waste it will crack the housing, causing it to leak in your cabinet. In this situation, the unit will need to be replaced.
Garbage disposals can leak from anywhere, but usually if it is leaking underneath it will need replacement. When replacing the unit, it’s best to install at least a 1/2 horse power unit or higher. The 1/3 horse power is not enough power to grind your waste without causing clogs.
If you have a problem with your disposal, give your trusted Orlando plumber a call. Call Drain Genie Plumbing Services at 407-490-1230.
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