The kitchen is probably the most important area in your house, and that could be the reason why you started reading this article.
If you are a “kitchen” person, you’ll probably give more importance to what resides in your kitchen compared to the other areas in your home, and preventing water damage from happening must be quite a concern for you.
So, how do you prevent water damage in a kitchen especially for a homeowner like you in Shah Alam?
Below we have mentioned the most common things in most kitchens which are primarily a common cause of water damage, and some preventive tips to keep your kitchen functional all the time—water damage has just no place in your kitchen, and that’s our goal too!
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A refrigerator is probably one of the most common things or appliances you’ll see in a kitchen—and one of the most overused. Because your fridge is used most of the time, you probably don’t have the time to check it regularly—which we don’t wish you’re actually doing.
Checking your refrigerator regularly is very important to see early signs of a water leak. If an issue like this is neglected, the other functionalities of your kitchen may be affected.
Check the back of your refrigerator for signs of a water leak. Mold growth is also a sign that water has been dripping from your fridge. Clean it immediately, and if things get out of hand, call for a technician immediately.
Sink and Countertop
Your sink and countertop can be greatly affected by water damage. Be vigilant of small issues like a dripping faucet, which can later be a nuisance in your kitchen.
Make sure to check the surrounding environment around your sink. Always check the seals for cracks and fix them immediately. Replacement should be done, if necessary.
Also, check the countertop tile or grout as broken pieces can also be a cause of water damage.
What’s under your sink is also worthy of checking. Inspect if traps are dripping. This is a very important maintenance check that should be addressed immediately as this can be a serious drain problem.
Check the pipes or the whole plumbing system beneath for the presence of moisture and water stain that could mean that your pipes have an issue. These may be small holes that you can fix with a caulk.
If things get out of hand, it’s always best to seek the help of plumbing experts.
Your dishwasher might cause flooding if you leave your faucet running, or in severe cases if you leave your drain clogged. These issues can, however, be addressed easily. Make sure to turn your faucet off to avoid flooding, and regularly clean your drain to avoid clogging.
However, serious issues may occur under your dishwasher so it’s important to check what’s happening beneath.
Check for loose connection, if any, or a leaking hose, which you can tighten as a quick fix. Repair and replace a leaking hose if necessary to avoid extensive damage and costly repair in the future.
Major issues should be addressed with the help of an expert to avoid unwanted repairs and excess cost.
Fats, Oils, and Grease
Well, who hasn’t seen these pretty annoying elements in the kitchen? Fats, oil, and grease are primarily the cause of a clogged drain. If possible, don’t let these pesky kitchen aftermaths go down the drain as they can be a hassle to fix later. They can also be the main culprit behind a sewer backup, which can, in turn, lead to contaminated water damage—I don’t even like to imagine it!
Instead of directly pouring them in the drain, keep them in a jar, or throw them directly in the trash.
A kitchen is one of the most active places in our homes, and imagining that it will not be functional for a day, or for just a moment, is a hassle. How do you imagine cooking your dinner, if not in the kitchen?
To avoid water damage in your kitchen, always practice preventive measures like the ones we have mentioned above. These little tips can go a long way in keeping your kitchen functional and away from pesky water damage.