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4 Ways Kitchen Water Damage Can Cause Ruin In Your Home

9/22/2022 (Permalink)

Kitchen water damage in a Jackson County home. The professionals at SERVPRO are available 24/7 to combat water damage!

Call SERVPRO of Jackson and Madison Counties as soon as you discover kitchen water damage.

Water damage can occur in any room of your home, but kitchen water damage is one of the most common because the kitchen is a high-traffic area where accidents are bound to happen.

Water damage in the kitchen can be a huge hassle. Not only is it unsightly, but it can also lead to further damage if not dealt with properly. Therefore, if kitchen water damage occurs in your home, it is crucial to take action immediately to minimize the damage.

If you have experienced kitchen water damage, don't worry—we are here to help. In this blog post, we will discuss how experts restore your kitchen to its original condition and provide information on choosing a restoration company that will help you get the job done quickly and efficiently!

What is water damage?

Water can damage your home in several ways, including:

  1. Ruining furniture, floors, and other possessions
  2. Causing mold and mildew to grow
  3. Damaging electrical wiring
  4. Creating a dangerous environment due to bacteria growth

The three categories of water damage are determined by the potential for bacteria in the floodwater. 

  • Category 1 water damage is the cleanest. A broken pipe or leaking appliance often causes this type of water damage.
  • Category 2 water damage—called "gray water" because it may contain bacteria—can come from a toilet or dishwasher.
  • Category 3 water damage is the most contaminated, often caused by sewage backup or floodwater.

What can cause kitchen water damage?

Many things can cause kitchen water damage, including:

  • A leaking dishwasher
  • A leaking sink
  • A clogged kitchen drain
  • A broken pipe in the kitchen

Recently, we encountered kitchen water damage because the water line to a refrigerator ruptured. The event damaged the hardwood floors in the kitchen and leaked into the basement, requiring extensive drywall replacement. Luckily, the property owners contacted us within hours, limiting their risk for mold growth.

While the above example did take time to fix, the entire situation could have been made worse if they weren't at home to catch the leak (for example, if they were on vacation). Of course, we'd have to include our mold specialists in the restoration.

How do experts restore a kitchen to its original condition after water damage?

The first step in the water damage restoration process is to assess the damage and determine the best course of action. A professional restoration company like SERVPRO of Jackson and Madison Counties always starts with an estimate. 

Next, we must remove the water from the kitchen with a pump or a wet/dry vacuum. The furniture and appliances in the kitchen must also be removed and dried, along with the walls and floor. Typically, this drying is done with a dehumidifier. Once the kitchen is dry, it is ready for repair back to its original condition.

How can you choose the right restoration company for your kitchen water damage needs?

When water damage occurs in your kitchen, it is important to choose a restoration company that will help you get the job done quickly and efficiently.

When choosing a water damage restoration company, ensure they have experience and expertise in kitchen water damage restoration. The company should also have a quick response time, beginning the restoration process as soon as possible. Also, check that the company is licensed and has insurance. Finally, the company should have excellent customer service so you can be assured of quality service.

SERVPRO of Jackson and Madison Counties is here for the residents of Georgia who experience water damage or any other property disasters. We have technicians available 24/7 and can be on your property within hours. So give us a call, and we'll be there to help you out, making it "Like it never even happened."

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