Kitchen Appliance Maintenance
Some home floods commonly occur in the kitchen due to their many water outlets. For most homes, the kitchen commonly incorporates multiple appliances that connect to a water supply line. It is important to understand that water damages that occur in the kitchen may possibly spread past the kitchen and create larger damages throughout one's home. Keep your home prepared by periodically checking the appliances to help reduce water damage incidents from occurring. However, a few common items that may lead to a kitchen flood are as follows:
Over time, the water supply line in a dishwasher may degrade. This can lead to water leaking into enclosed areas under the appliance and rupture entirely. Check this line twice a year by removing the kick plate at the front of the dishwasher and use a flashlight to inspect the space and surrounding areas. If the area is wet with no explanation, this should be taken as a red flag. The dishwasher water supply line shut off should be located under the kitchen sink; turn it off and call a plumber.
Under Sink System
Underneath the sink, you may find a water filtration system. As time passes, the lines can degrade and rupture. A crack in the line can lead to flooding and potentially much worse. Check the sink twice a year to avoid any costly damages.
Moving the refrigerator may be tricky sometimes. It's important to be cautious about its placement. Moving the refrigerator too close to the wall may kink or break the water supply line. However, having the refrigerator too far out may cause potential over-stress on the line and potentially cause the line to rupture. Keep in mind, the plastic water supply line degrades over time and can crack or break. To prevent water damages from potentially happening, it is advisable to remove the plastic line and replace it with a copper or stainless-steel line that has better durability.
Being prepared can help prevent a disastrous situation. By regularly checking on these appliances, you will help avoid any catastrophic damages. SERVPRO of Northeast San Antonio is faster to any sized disaster, and we are here to help 24/7/365 to make it "Like it never even happened."