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How To Detect Water Damage in Your Kitchen

12/1/2022 (Permalink)

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How To Detect Water Damage in Your Kitchen

Water damage can be a very serious problem in the kitchen. It is important to know how to detect water damage when you see it. This blog will look at three different areas of the kitchen where water damage is likely to occur: under your dishwasher, under your refrigerator, and under your sink.

How To Detect Water Damage in Your Kitchen

The kitchen is one of the trickiest rooms to check for water damage. If a leak occurs, it can be tough to detect without close inspection. But regular checks can help you prevent costly repairs down the road! Here's how:

  • Check under your sink regularly. Look at the bottom of your cabinets and underneath fixtures like faucets, dishwashers and washing machines. Be sure to check along any piping as well—if there's a crack in the line underneath your sink, it could mean trouble down the road.
  • Check around appliances too! You might not think about this area when checking for water damage but make sure you're inspecting appliances like stoves and refrigerators too.

You may have a leaking dishwasher if:

  • Water does not drain when the dishwasher is running.
  • You see water under the dishwasher, or anywhere else in your kitchen.

If you find water where there shouldn't be any, turn off the power to your dishwasher and call a professional to fix it.

Refrigerator water line leak.

If you think your refrigerator is leaking, check the water line for leaks. The most common location for a leak is at the point where the water line enters the back of your refrigerator. If you discover that there is a leak in this area, shut off power to your refrigerator, and call a professional for help. You can also check for leaks around drain pans on both sides of the refrigerator or underneath it. If you find either one cracked or damaged, replace it immediately to prevent further damage to your home's foundation.

Leak under the kitchen sink.

Leaks under the kitchen sink are common, especially if you have an older home. Here's how to check for a leak:

  • First, look for wet spots on the floor with a flashlight. If you see any, turn off the water supply at your home's main shut-off valve and then use a sponge or cloth to wipe up any excess water.
  • Next, inspect cabinets underneath your sink for signs of water damage—especially if there are stains on cabinets or moldy smells emanating from them. You may also notice that cabinet doors are swollen or warped from excessive moisture under them.

Regularly checking for water damage.

Water damage can be an expensive problem that can affect your home or business. It leads to mold, rot, and structural issues. It is also extremely common.

Water damage can come from many sources, but it's important to note that the most common source of water damage in your home is often not obvious.

There are three main areas where you'll want to regularly check for signs of water damage: walls, ceiling, and underneath cabinets.

The walls. Water can seep through your wallboard and cause mold growth or even structural warping if left unchecked.

The ceiling. Water dripping down from the kitchen sink or bathroom faucet can make its way into an insulation void space between your ceiling panels and lead to serious risks if moisture is not removed immediately after discovery.

Underneath cabinets and countertops. Your kitchen cabinets are built with gaps between them so they're easy to open, but these gaps also provide pathways for moisture buildup which leads directly into your cabinetry as well as underneath adjacent countertops like granite or marble countertops!

Water damage can be a serious problem in any home. Mold growth is one of the biggest concerns when dealing with water leaks, as mold spores are microscopic and easily spread throughout the air. If your home or business has suffered from water damage, don’t hesitate and give our SERVPRO team a call today!

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