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Water Underneath a Dishwasher Can Cause Major Damage in Akron, Ohio

9/23/2019 (Permalink)

Dehumidifier in kitchen SERVPRO Dehumidifier in a kitchen that had water damage from a dishwasher supply line.

Water from a dishwasher can cause major water damage

A dishwasher is a staple appliance in most homes in Akron, Ohio. It saves us time from not having to wash dishes, glasses and cooking items by hand. Sometimes, you may even start the dishwasher before leaving your house to run errands. You may then come home to find that your kitchen is full of water.

Dishwashers have a seal that keeps the water inside the tub, but you can have a slow leak in the joints of the supply water line that runs the dishwasher or in the drain line beneath and after time the leak has caused mold to grow.  Since, the dishwasher is under the counter-tops and between cabinets overtime the water can do severe damage to the sub-floor, walls and cabinets. If water is still present, then the water needs to be cleaned up and dried out. If mold is seen that mold remediation may need to be done.

Your dishwasher leak can cause water damage and the following may need to be repaired or even replaced:

  • Tile
  • Wood
  • Laminate
  • Electrical wiring
  • Drywall
  • Wallpaper
  • Paint

The moment you notice your dishwasher is or has leaked, make sure to first turn off the dishwasher. If you find water on the floor use a towel or mop to clean it up, you might need to pull out your dishwasher to get any water that has pooled beneath the dishwasher itself. Calling a local water restoration company like SERVPRO of West Akron is recommended to make sure the water you don’t see is also dried up to ensure that you don’t have any moisture in your floorboards, which can quickly develop mold. 

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