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Water Damage and Disaster Caused by Dishwasher

9/27/2021 (Permalink)

It reads like a bad headline, but dishwashers can deliver more than a clean basket of cutlery. The problem with water damage caused by dishwashers is that, in most cases, it was a small leak that was left untreated for too long. 

By design, dishwashers are sealed so that the water stays inside the appliance. It’s not the actual tub itself that is typically the problem, but the water supply lines which can leak, letting water collect in places you cannot see. 

It’s no wonder then that you might discover serious damage to your subfloor in the event that you have to move your dishwasher -- whether to make room for a new model or as part of an overall kitchen renovation project. Ultimately, this discovery can amount to an added expense to replace the floor, as well as the dishwasher. 

Unfortunately, the additional expense doesn’t stop there. In some cases, a leaky dishwasher has also ruined floor tiles, along with electrical wiring connected to other appliances in the kitchen. Wooden baseboards and wall trim can also fall victim to a leaky dishwasher. All good reasons to ensure your dishwasher is maintained for optimal operation and less chance of leaks. 

In the event of a dishwasher leak and resulting damage, your SERVPRO of Danvers / Ipswich is standing by with expert water damage repair and restoration services. 

Contact our team today!

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