What Should I Do if My Dishwasher in Largo Leaks and Water Gets Behind My Kitchen Cabinets?
For Water Mitigation Inside Your Kitchen in Largo Call SERVPRO
Any appliance inside your Largo home that has water running to it is susceptible to malfunctioning and leaking out moisture. For instance, your dishwasher could develop a break in one of its hoses or leak from the machine itself, causing H2O to enter your kitchen.
How can you tell if my kitchen cabinets got wet or if there is moisture underneath them?
During water mitigation inside your Largo kitchen, our SERVPRO technicians can use a non-penetrating moisture meter to detect the presence of moisture in, behind, and underneath your cabinets. Most kitchen cabinets are made with either laminated MDF, solid or engineered wood. Engineered cabinets are similar to solid wood cabinets, but they are made by pressing thin pieces of wood together and then laminating the surface. MDF also has a laminated layer on each side of the material.
Can you restore my cabinets once they get wet?
When dealing with solid wood cabinets, most of the time, they are restorable. Engineered wooden cabinets, though, may delaminate, which can ruin them. Laminate cabinets can also swell and delaminate, making them unrestorable. However, in many cases, we can dry out your cabinets before any swelling or delamination takes place.
How can you dry out my cabinets?
- Air Movers- We can set up air movers to create an air circulation that can speed up the natural evaporation process. If possible, we can remove the bottom part of your cabinets so that the air can get pushed underneath them.
- Dehumidifiers- These machines can speed up drying and evaporation by removing moisture from the atmosphere.
- Injection Drying- In some cases, the baseboard can be removed from the bottom of your cabinets, and holes can get drilled so that an injection drying system can pump air into the bottom cavity of your cabinets.
If you ever notice that your kitchen floor got wet after your dishwasher leaked, call SERVPRO of Largo at (727) 586-0060.
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