Water damage in the kitchen
Ask any homeowner what their favorite appliance is in the kitchen and the majority will say the dishwasher.
Why? It is so much easier to load dirty dishes and push a start button than it is to stand over a sink washing, rinsing, and drying dishes. The dishwasher does all three steps and you can take a relaxing break while it does all the work.
As much as a dishwasher is wonderful it can also become your enemy by causing costly residential flooding. In certain circumstances you may be able to prevent damage by checking the two water lines that are connected to your dishwasher twice a year. The hoses can deteriorate over time and leak or blow out in the middle of the cleaning cycle disbursing gallons of water.
It is highly recommended that you operate your dishwasher when you are at home. Do not turn it on and walk out the door to work or run errands. If you are home and see the leak you can quickly shut off the appliance or the main water source and soak up as much water as possible to avoid further damage.
If you find yourself with a water damage caused by a kitchen appliance, call SERVPRO of Metrocrest, we will make it “Like it never even happened.”
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