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Dishwasher Water Damage

3/17/2019 (Permalink)

We receive a lot of calls about water damage in kitchens. Upon arrival to the job, our technicians often find that the cause of the water loss is due to the dishwasher. There are three main causes of a dishwasher leak:

Supply Line

The water supply line that comes standard to most dishwasher is a copper tube. Copper tends to decay over time which leads to leaks or a total detachment. It is important to check your supply line twice a year to make sure that it is in good shape. It is also recommended that you replace the copper supply line with a stainless-steel tube for more durability.

Water Inlet Valve

There is a valve under your dishwasher that can slowly leak over time. Taking off the bottom, front plate of your dishwasher and checking for leaks twice a year is a great way to monitor if a leak is occurring.

Gasket Leaks

A gasket acts as a seal.  If you have water pooling in front of your dishwasher after using it, this may be a sign of a weak door gasket.

If you notice any sort of dishwasher leak, call SERVPRO of Milwaukie/Happy Valley immediately at 503-652-3997. We will answer the phone 24/7, 365 days a year to lead your water damage restoration and make it “Like it never even happened.”

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