Your Dishwasher Can Cause Water Damage
The dishwasher is a modern amenity that’s included in almost every household kitchen nowadays. It takes out the stress and hassle of playing paper, rock, scissors to decide whose turn it is to do the dishes. SERVPRO of Monroeville/Evergreen/Brewton has seen its fair share of homes dealing with water damage from this kitchen appliance. It can take homeowners on quite the whirlwind of emotions once they discover a pool of water collecting on the kitchen floor. Here are some tips for preventing water damage from your dishwasher in your home.
The door itself may have loose hinges which could cause water to leak out. You may need to tighten the latch and hinge yourself with a screwdriver. If you’re having any issues, you can always call a professional plumber.
The rubber seal around the dishwasher door may have some wear and tear which will cause water to escape. To prevent this, make sure to routinely inspect the rubber seal and replace if needed.
All dishwashers are equipped with two hoses that can be accessed by removing the bottom front access panel. Inspect the hoses for wear and tear. If you notice any moisture collecting in this area, you may need to replace the hoses.
These are the most common causes that homeowners face when they’re dealing with water damage in their kitchen caused by their dishwasher. If you find that a water leak has taken place in your kitchen, here are some steps to take:
- Shut off the main water supply.
- Shut off the electricity if need be, especially if water is pooling near outlets or electronic devices.
- Call a plumber to resolve the dishwasher plumbing situation.
- Once the plumbing issue is resolved, call SERVPRO of Monroeville/Evergreen/Brewton to notify them of your water damage. We will send our technicians out as quickly as we can.
- While you’re waiting for SERVPRO to arrive, use towels to soak up as much standing water as you can. The longer you let the water sit, the more damage it can cause.
- Once SERVPRO arrives, we’ll walk you through the process and begin drying out the area with our fans and dehumidifiers.
If you experience water damage caused by your dishwasher, call the water mitigation professionals at SERVPRO of Monroeville/Evergreen/Brewton at (251) 809-1260.