6 Tips To Prevent Kitchen Water Damage
Many people can agree that the kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the house. When this room is out of commission, it can be a pain for everyone living in the house. Taking simple preventative measures can go a long way to avoid water damage to your kitchen.
Here are 6 tips for preventing water damage in your kitchen:
1.) Avoid putting any fats, oils and grease down your drain.
You should never allow fats, oils or grease go down your drain. This is a common cause of sewer backups, which can lead to contaminated water damage. In order to prevent this from happening, you can collect any fats, oils or grease in a jar and put it directly in the trash.
2.) Make sure the caulk around your sink is in good condition.
Water can seep under the sink if caulk is worn, which has the risk of damaging the counter and cabinet. If you see that the caulk is wearing away on your sink, you should remove it and re-seal it with fresh caulk.
3.) If possible, periodically check for leaks under your stove.
If you're able to move your stove, you should periodically be checking it to ensure there aren't any unknown leaks. You should also inspect for any signs of mold.
4.) Never leave the dishwasher running when nobody is home.
You should never leave the dishwasher running if you're going to leave the house. This way if the dishwasher malfunctions and causes flooding, you will be able to stop it before the damage becomes extensive.
5.) Check your refrigerator for leaks and have it at least three inches from the wall.
Like your stove, you should periodically check underneath your refrigerator for any signs of leaking. Additionally, make sure there is a minimum of three inches between your fridge and the wall to prevent kinking the supply line.
6.) Rinse plates and silverware before loading them into the dishwasher.
Rinsing your plates and silverware off before loading them in the dishwasher will help preserve your dishwasher's filter and aid in preventing any leaking.
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