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The Realities of a Leaky Dishwasher | SERVPRO of Central Seattle and South & Mercer Island

3/22/2024 (Permalink)

home being flooded Has your home recently been hit by disastrous water damage? SERVPRO of Central Seattle and South & Mercer Island can help. Call now!

Picture this—you finally get the kids out the door and on the bus, then you fill up your dishwasher, hit the start button and run out the door to work. While you are safely settled into work and are going about your day, your dishwasher slowly begins to leak due to a faulty seal. 

Since no one is home to stop it from running, that leak could turn into a gush that continuously pumps water onto your floor throughout the entire cycle. 

By the time you come home and discover the issue, your situation could have developed into a serious water disaster. If this ever happens to you, call SERVPRO of Central Seattle right away. 

The Reality of Water Damage

Even though we rely on water to help us get through our days, it can cause some pretty widespread damage if it leaks to a place it shouldn’t. Water has the sneaky ability to leak through every crack and crevice in your home and can get into different levels of your house in just a few minutes. 

Once it gets behind walls or under floors, it can be really difficult to dry out on your own without professional assistance. Even if you set out fans and open windows, that lingering moisture behind the protection of your walls can become stagnant and lead to mold, mildew and even rot. The best thing to do is to address the damage head-on by getting us on the phone. 

Reacting to the Situation

The second you come home and walk right into your flooded kitchen will probably elicit some feelings of frustration and disgust. Do your best to stay out of the water while you navigate your way to the water valve under your sink. Shut off the valve to stop the problem from getting worse.

You should also turn off power to the appliance or shut off the breaker for your kitchen temporarily. This ensures that the dishwasher can’t start back up and dump the remaining water onto the floor, and it also protects you from the risks of electricity running near standing water. 

The Benefits of a Professional Restoration

While it definitely won’t hurt to get a fan out yourself to start drying out the area, you most likely will not be able to get all of the moisture dried out yourself. Since water can quickly make its way behind your walls and under your floors, a simple household fan isn’t powerful enough to reach these areas. 

However, our powerful drying equipment can! Our crew will be able to quickly assess the situation and get right to work on your repairs.

Our air movers and blowers will dry out the area, and we can use thermal imaging cameras to be sure that all of the hidden moisture is removed. From there, we can repair warped floors, replace trim and hang fresh drywall. Our crew will help you recover faster so you can get back to your regular life (and probably researching a new dishwasher) right away.  

Tackle water damage fast! Contact SERVPRO of Central Seattle and South & Mercer Island for a quick recovery. 

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