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Avoiding Water Damage from Dishwasher Failure in Your Ft. Lauderdale Home

7/22/2022 (Permalink)

Stainless steel dishwasher with door open, plates aligned in top row SERVPRO Tip--Inspect Hoses for Leaks in Dishwashers in Fort Lauderdale Properties--Prevent Water Damage

SERVPRO Says Inspect Your Appliances Often to Reduce the Chances of Water Damage

The dishwasher is one of the greatest modern conveniences in most homes today in Ft. Lauderdale. It lowers your water usage and eliminates the need for you to be stuck forever at your sink, washing and drying every single dish, pot, and pan by hand. After multiplying this by three meals a day, it is easy to see how much energy and time a dishwasher can free up in your schedule to take care of other things in your busy life.

However, as much as residents do not want to live without this kitchen appliance, they do not feel the same when their dishwasher leaks and creates water damage in Ft. Lauderdale homes. Now, they are faced with fixing the issue and addressing the aftermath of the damage done. 

When this happens, SERVPRO can make your life much easier by helping you clean up the water disaster all around you. We are a certified and trained remediation company that can take care of your problem in a timely fashion, all while considering you as an individual.

Thirty percent of home water damage is caused by an appliance's failure. You may be able to avoid flooding in your home by following a few helpful steps. 

Each dishwasher is different, so be familiar with your appliance. Read the owner's manual when you first purchase it to ensure you are operating it correctly. You can keep your dishwasher from breaking down later and springing a leak when you follow the recommendations for soap type and how much to use. 

Regular maintenance for any appliance is a must. Protecting against rust, cleaning the rubber seals, unclogging spray nozzles, and flushing out filters should be done regularly. If you fail to maintain your dishwasher, it can cause it to run less efficiently and even break down, leading to leaks and related damage. 

A leaking dishwasher can do quite a harm, as it could hide behind the machine, and you might not see it for a long time until you notice other damage, such as the tile floor cracking. Our technicians at SERVPRO can quickly find the problem for you when you suspect something is wrong, and we have the industrial tools needed to extract any water plus get your home dry again.

If it is the right fit for your dishwasher, use hoses made of braided stainless steel. They usually fit better in small spaces without kinking, which can cause cloth or rubber hoses to burst. Also, check your water lines routinely. There is usually one leading to the disposal or sink drain and one to the kitchen sink supply faucet. A leak in the water line or a burst hose is the most common problem with dishwashers. 

SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale South can be trusted to clean up the mess after your dishwasher fails, no matter the day or time. If you reside around Plantation, Ft. Lauderdale, or Davie, you can reach us by dialing (954) 776-2000 whenever you need us.

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