Many of our customers call us to help mitigate the water damage from a leak in the kitchen. Kitchen water damage is often slow and happens over a long period of time. This is because the water leak tends to be out of sight, hidden behind large appliances. The leading cause of non-weather-related water damage is appliance plumbing failure according to Chubb Insurance. Hoses for dishwashers and refrigerator ice makers are usually made from thin plastic and easily broken. Routine maintenance is important but made more difficult due to the location. Water can travel through walls and floors down to areas below, adding to the damage. These challenges of detecting kitchen water damage do not mean hope is lost. Add these suggestions to your regular maintenance routine to help keep your kitchen free from water damage.
"About one in 50 insured homes has a property damage claim caused by water damage or freezing each year"
-Insurance Information Institute
Kitchen Water Damage Prevention Areas
Regular inspections can help you catch a leaking water problem before it gets out of hand. But if you do spot water damage, we can help. At ServiceMaster Professional Home and Disaster Cleaning Service we know how to restore water damage and will work with your insurance company to get you back to normal quickly. Call 562-920-0303, we are available every day of the year, day or night, to help our customers through the worst.