Dishwashers Lead to Water Damage
It is pretty common nowadays to clean your dishes using a dishwasher. Having a dishwasher in your business, home or office means there is a water line which can lead to potential water damage if leaking starts to occur.
SERVPRO recommends all Omaha/Saunders County restaurateurs, home owners and offices take the following steps to take care of their dishwashers to reduce the risk of water damage.
Do Not Overfill
It is tempting to fill your dishwasher to the brim especially when there only a couple of dishes left in the sink. However, tell yourself and your staff not the crowd the rack, as an over filled dishwasher is much more likely to leak. It is better to do a couple of smaller loads rather than trying to fit everything into one big load.
Do Regular Maintenance on Doors
Dishwasher door hinges become loose, door latches become misaligned or door seals break, all of which can cause a leak. Sometime the problem can be solved with a tightening of a few screws and you can use an epoxy patch kit to remedy minor seal breaks. However, other times it is not possible to fix the door hinges, latches or seals on your own and that leads to buying a new dishwasher.
Check the Tub and Hose
The tub and hose can both develop faults over time. Consistent and constant use may corrode the tub and create a big hole, and aging hoses can become unstable or cease to fit properly.
Use the Correct Detergent
Always use a dish washing detergent and follow the manufacturer instructions. The incorrect dish washing detergent or too much of the correct dish washing detergent can cause suds and even a blockage.
These leaks, if not dried fast or correctly, can lead to mold.
For help with water damage to your business or home give SERVPRO of Omaha West/Saunders County a call at (402) 835-5985 to help remedy the situation.