Preventing Water Damage In Your New Kitchen

Inspect the following places for potential sources of moisture and water damage to help keep your new kitchen in excellent condition for years to come. You should inspect for water damage every few months.

Dishwasher:

The dishwasher is one of the main culprits for water damage in the kitchen. If it has not been emptied properly after use, you may need to clean the filter. If your sink overflows, there may be an issue with backup. Clean the drain line regularly to prevent this. Inspect the base of your dishwasher for any signs of leakage.

Sink:

The sink and counter see a high volume of water in your kitchen. Check under the sink often to ensure the pipes are leak-free. A drip in the tap must be repaired quickly. A cracked tile or grout on the counter should be seen to promptly to prevent pervading. If you are unsure, call a professional.

Refrigerator:

Despite being hard to reach, it is important to check the area behind your fridge for signs of water damage. If mold is found, clean it immediately. Locate the source of the excess moisture and fix it, or call a professional to do so for you.