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Repairing Water Damage in Gansevoort Homes After Leak

4/12/2022 (Permalink)

Dishwasher Leaks can Destroy the Surrounding Structure in Gansevoort Homes, Requiring Water Damage Repairs  

Appliances make your life easier, and the dishwasher is a way to save water and valuable time on hand-washing dishes. However, when these appliances malfunction or break in the kitchen, the result can be a substantial volume of water that must be resolved.

How Likely is a Leak from Your Dishwasher?

Dishwasher damage and the subsequent needs for water damage repair in Gansevoort homes are more common than many property owners might believe. While it is customary for brand new dishwashers to leak slightly from the door as the seal around the door better seats from a couple of uses, aging appliances could deal with much costlier and destructive hose breaks, seal failures, and gasket issues.

Controlled Demolition and Preparing for Repair

  • Flooring – While water-resistant floors are often installed in the kitchen area, vulnerabilities allow moisture to penetrate the subfloor and joists for substantial damage if not quickly cleaned.
  • Cabinets – Cabinets, especially those made from particleboard and lesser woods, can be quickly overwhelmed by water damage and require units to be removed and replaced.
  • Drywall – Damp drywall must be cut out and removed to create a stable surface for replacement.
  • Plumbing – It is vital to determine where the leak is coming from and fix this situation as soon as possible. This might mean removing certain plumbing fixtures to replace them with suitable pipes, connections, or gaskets.

Reconstructing the Damaged Structure

A general contractor license makes it possible to complete the repairs and reconstruction needed after a leaking dishwasher affects nearby flooring, cabinets, and wall systems. Our experienced professionals can help through the controlled demolition phase and rapidly replace affected materials to make the kitchen look “Like it never even happened.”

With the fast response of our experienced SERVPRO of Saratoga Springs, Gansevoort team, we can mitigate loss and prevent the unnecessary tear-out and reconstruction of many kitchen building materials after appliance damages. Give us a call today at (518) 580-1111.

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