The kitchen is the heart of the home, and keeping it functional is key. That’s why water damage is a headache no homeowner wants to deal with.
Thankfully, you can do a few simple things to help prevent damage from water in your kitchen. Keep scrolling to find out what they are.
Preventing Water Damage in Your Kitchen
Damage from leaks and flooding can be expensive to fix, and can lead to other serious issues that can affect your health, including mold and mildew growth. If you want to help prevent damage from water occurring in your kitchen, make sure to do the following three things:
- Inspect Your Refrigerator’s Water Supply Line — One of the most common ways water can damage your home is through the little water supply line located at the back of your fridge. The fittings around it are typically made of plastic, and the slightest thing can cause them to break. These cracks and breaks can lead to dripping and other leaks that could go unnoticed for quite some time, causing damage to your floor, the drywall, framing, and even the ceiling of a lower level.
Thankfully, avoiding this sort of damage in your house is easy. We suggest making sure your water supply line is not bent or stuck at an odd angle. You can also swap out your plastic fittings with metal ones to help everything last longer. If you do not use the ice or water in your fridge, you may want to consider turning it off altogether.
- Regularly Maintain Your Dishwasher — While the dishwasher is an incredibly helpful appliance, it has the potential to cause plenty of damage. With so many working parts and the use of water, the chances of failure (including leaks) are great. Though these leaks may be small, they can do some serious damage in a short amount of time.
To avoid these potential failures, we suggest you service your dishwasher according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. If you aren’t sure of the maintenance schedule, you can chat with a local appliance repair company to give you an accurate idea.
- Check Your Garbage Disposal — Another place in your kitchen that could cause damaging water issues is your garbage disposal. One common way garbage disposals fail is the seal around the sink flange, though a leak can come from a number of other places.
We recommend checking your garbage disposal every month or two for signs of leaking. Look at the cabinet below your sink for stains, mold, or other signs of increased moisture.
Water Damage in Your Home? Contact Restoremasters Today
Unfortunately, avoiding water damage is sometimes inevitable, but the expert technicians at Restoremasters are here to help.
If your home has been affected by a flood, fire and smoke, mold, and more, contact the knowledgeable professionals at Restoremasters. With over 100 years of combined experience, our qualified specialists can effectively and efficiently restore your property to its former state. We are dedicated to addressing the source of the issue and restoring all affected areas in your home or business. Our helpful team is available 24/7 for emergency services all along the Wasatch Front, including Bountiful, Murray, South Jordan, and West Jordan. Contact Restoremasters to learn more today.