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Are You Storing Water Damage in Your Port Orange Cabinets?

11/20/2019 (Permalink)

kitchen cabinets Cabinetry is a significant investment for the homeowner. SERVPRO can help protect that investment. Call us for your water damage restoration needs.

Drying Cabinets Beneath the Sink in Port Orange Homes 

The supply and drains of your sink can be a prime location for leaks and water damages in your Port Orange home. Whether in the kitchen or bathrooms, the design of these fixtures can break down over time or become susceptible to pressure building clogs and backpressure situations. Damage to the plumbing beneath the sink over a lengthy period is not uncommon, as many homeowners do not get into this storage area every day. 

Extensive leaks can saturate cabinet wood and the framework of the cabinetry units, causing a need for water removal in Port Orange kitchens. Moisture removal requires calculated efforts, as every material reacts to drying and extraction processes differently. Non-premier wood structural elements can be highly susceptible to oversaturation. 

Particleboard is a base material for much of the cabinets in new construction projects and can also serve as cabinet flooring and walls. Even with a veneer finish on these materials, the board itself is porous and highly susceptible to fast penetration by direct water exposure frequent in under-sink leaks. Preserving these materials is possible when the damage gets caught early enough. However, once structural damages have resulted, it is more cost-effective to replace the portions of cabinets damaged by the plumbing breach than to take the time to dry it out. 

Premier wood cabinetry might not be as standard but is also a possibility that our SERVPRO team must plan for when we first arrive. During the scoping of the work to get completed, our professionals can use moisture detection tools to determine the extent and concentration of moisture and saturation in this space beneath the sink. Because the wood is much denser and less porous, a quick reaction to these water losses can leave our team only drying up surface water. 

You cannot predict when sink fixtures can spring a leak or begin malfunctioning, but fast responses to the potential damage can save our customers time and money. Let our SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange team help however you need by calling (386) 788-0358. 

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