Water damage is unpredictable. It can strike at any time of the day, and it can strike anywhere. But there are certain rooms in your home that are more susceptible to water damage than others. The bathroom, with its sink, toilet, tub, and numerous pipes, is one of those rooms. The kitchen is another.
Why the Kitchen is Prone to Water Damage
The kitchen is highly prone to water damage for a number of reasons, including appliances (dishwasher, refrigerator, and washer), the sink, and the multiple water lines supplying them.
How to Prevent Appliance-Related Water Damage
Most homes nowadays have a dishwasher. That handy-dandy appliance designed to make your life easier. No longer do you have to scour pots and pans and scrub each and every dish. Your dishwasher does it all for you (to an extent). Unfortunately, this handy device is also prone to water damage. As your dishwasher ages, its hoses begin to weaken and crack. When this happens, water damage is not far behind.
The same is true for refrigerators with built-in ice makers or water dispensers, and washers, which pop up frequently in kitchens in an effort to conserve space.
The best way to prevent such water damage is to frequently inspect water and drainage lines and replace these every few years, or at the first sign of cracking. A little detective work can save you a lot of heartache.
Everything Including the Kitchen Sink
One of the most common areas to find water damage is under the sink. Often filled to the brim with cleaning supplies and other kitchen essentials, it is easy for a small leak to go unnoticed for a very, very long time. However, even a small leak can quickly become a big problem. So, just like your appliances, it is best to periodically inspect your pipes for any signs of leaking.
Did you know that a small leak can expel 22 gallons of water a day?
Emergency Water Damage Restoration in Baltimore
When water damage strikes, it is important to act fast. Turn off the source of the water, call a plumber to fix the underlying issue, take pictures and contact your insurance company, and call ServiceMaster of Baltimore. We are ready to help with certified licensed restoration technicians available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Click Here to request an estimate today!
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