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How Can Kitchen Appliances Cause Water Damage in Stockton?

1/16/2019 (Permalink)

Inspect your kitchen appliances regularly for signs of leaks.

Prevent Water Damage in Your Stockton Kitchen

The kitchen is the hub of your Stockton home. It is the multi-purpose of room of your residence, and the utility of it goes far beyond cleaning and cooking. It can be easy to keep it dry and free of leaks because we spend so much time there. Someone is bound to notice something that is out of the ordinary. However, there are still plenty of unexpected and hidden things which need checking regularly.  

If you notice water damage in your Stockton home, such as under your sink, you need to let our staff at SERVPRO know right away so we can help you fix the issue and dry your kitchen out. The quicker the problem is taken care of, the more damage you avoid. We can also check for mold damage since all it needs is a moist, dark area to grow and as little as 24 to 48 hours.  

To prevent such a thing, keep an eye out for any deteriorated or missing caulk around your sink. If there are issues, take off the old caulk, clean the area, then re-seal it with fresh silicone. Otherwise, you risk the chance of water leaking under the sink’s lip, which can potentially damage your cabinet and counter, or more. If this happens, make sure to ask our SERVPRO technicians for help. Drying the cabinet out as quickly as possible to prevent more damage is essential. With our industrial fans and dehumidifiers, we can have this done for you in no time.  

Regularly checking the valves and supply lines to the pullout spray hose and the faucet is essential as well. Cracks, blisters, wear or bubbling, are an indication you should replace the hose. Getting a braided stainless-steel flex line gives you more stability in the future.  

A water dispenser/ice maker in your fridge is convenient, but it does increase the risk of water damage in your kitchen. When a supply line fails, it can dump much water into your kitchen. Check the lines regularly for any signs of wear or damage, and replace any damaged ones with the stainless-steel type.  

Another area where supply lines need to be checked on is your dishwasher. Plus, check the door and the deal to ensure it is latching correctly and that water is not escaping. Make sure you someone is home each time you use the dishwasher as well, in case a problem does arise you can stop it before it gets any worse.  

Making a habit of checking appliances in your kitchen in your home in Ortega, Lincoln Village, or Stockton is good to prevent water disaster, but SERVPRO of Stockton is always standing by to help if you need us. Just give us a call anytime at (209) 477-3090, and we can have the issue cleaned up quickly.

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