The problem with water damage
The issue with water damage. (Photo Credits)
Remediating water damage can be a huge expense. And the bad news is not everything can be covered by insurance, so when it comes to out of pocket expenses, it will be best if it could be nipped in the bud.
To avert a huge water damage in the kitchen, it will be best to know about the telltale signs of water damage.
Service network Networx.com shared that poor caulking is one of the signs of water damage in the kitchen. Read more here
“The kitchen or bathroom sink might call out to you for help, via a faucet base that is coming loose or caulk that’s deteriorating. Especially when those are combined with a laminate countertop that is detaching from the base or mysterious dampness found in the undersink cabinet or vanity, you have got yourself the recipe for one giant leaky disaster.”
Read their whole article here.
The website DoItYourself.com also came up with a write-up aimed at educating its readers about the signs of water damage inside the home. In the kitchen, they say it could mean pipe corrosion, caulking problem and more.
“Inspect the piping in the kitchen, bathrooms, laundry room, and basement for corrosion around the pipe connections, leaks, or water stains. Inspect the caulking around the bathroom fixtures. Missing or loose caulking could be caused by water seepage. Look for missing grout or signs of mold. Check the water heater for wet spots on the floor and rust on the tank.”
Check out the rest of the article here.
Looking for signs
Probuilder.com meanwhile pointed out that there are other signs like problems in the kitchen surface, as well as water stains. In one of their articles, they discussed several signs of water damage issues in the kitchen and how to deal with it.
“In the kitchen and bathrooms, educate homeowners on interior signs of water damage by looking for any noticeable changes on the floors, walls or under the vanities. Physical signs like floors buckling, paint chipping or water spots are a few examples of detection. Check water lines and shut-off valves at the sinks, tubs and toilets and ensure there are no cracks or any type of corrosion. Installing water detection devices near sinks, dishwashers and toilets will detect low moisture levels or unseen slow leaks, while also helping to prevent extensive damage and potential mold growth.”
Take a look at the whole article here.
Knowing what to watch out for in terms of kitchen damage prevention can save the homeowner money that should have been spent for an extensive water damage repair.