The kitchen acts as the hub of the home and is a place where families gather around to spend time together. If not properly maintained, the kitchen can be prone to some major flooding. Since there are so many appliances in the kitchen, pipes need to be properly maintained along with drains, to make sure there is no flooding.
When the dishwasher floods, it can destroy plates, kitchen cabinets and floors. Make sure to only run the dishwasher when you’re home and awake. Never put it on and then leave the house or go to bed.
Check your hoses as well because rubber hoses supply your dishwasher with water but degrade over time. Keep a close eye on your hose so it can be replaced as needed. Braided hoses are often sold at local hardware stores if you ever need to replace a hose.
Debris tends to build up along the dishwasher seal and in the pump. Sometimes when you load the dishwasher, food doesn’t always drop into the basket or make it through the drain. Water will stay inside if you keep the pump clean.
A leaky water line to your fridge can cause a significant amount of damage. A stream of water goes to your refrigerator from a copper water line but sometimes it can become unattached or develop a hole. When this happens, gallons of water can leak onto the floor.
Purchasing a water alarm is a great way to catch water leaks before they occur. These are small battery operated devices with electrodes on the base that alert you if they come into contact with water.
One of the biggest causes of holes in your water line is due to crimps. Crimps will protect your hose with a hard PVC pipe.
Stopping blocks are another great way to stop leaks in the kitchen. They stop your fridge from being pushed too close to the wall and becoming crimped.