Dishwasher Leak

Tackling Dishwasher Leak Chaos in Payson, UT Kitchen and Basement

At Prime Restoration LLC, we specialize in water mitigation to help homeowners recover from water damage quickly and successfully. Recently, we solved the issue for a residential homeowner and did water mitigation in Payson, UT. The water damage affected the kitchen and basement. The source of the problem was a pump disconnecting from the dishwasher, causing a significant leak.

Assessing the Extent of the Issue

When we arrived at the homeowner’s property, our first step was to perform a careful assessment. We used a thermal imaging camera and moisture meters to detect the extent of the water damage in both the kitchen and the basement. Our assessment revealed that the kitchen flooring and the underlying tar paper, under the dishwasher, were soaked, and there was small mold growth. In addition, the basement ceiling, drywall, and insulation were significantly affected.

Mitigation Steps

Successful water damage mitigation involves a detailed approach. It enables thorough restoration and prevents future issues. Each step of this project was very important to address immediate damage, prevent mold growth, and maintain a healthy environment:

Step1: Stopping the Source

The first important step in this water mitigation project was to stop the source of the water. We moved the dishwasher and fixed the pump to prevent further leakage.

Step 2: Removing Damaged Materials

Next, we carefully removed the affected materials. In the kitchen, we took out the damaged flooring and the tar paper underneath. In the basement, we removed the wet ceiling tiles, drywall, and insulation.

Step 3: Mold Remediation

We discovered a small mold growth under the kitchen flooring. To handle this, we conducted a mold remediation process: 

  • Containment: We contained the affected area to prevent mold spores from spreading to other parts of the home.
  • Cleaning and Disinfection: Using specialized cleaning solutions, we removed the mold and thoroughly disinfected the area.

Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification

We set up air movers and dehumidifiers to dry out the damaged areas. The air movers circulated air throughout the rooms and helped dry moisture from surfaces. The dehumidifiers extracted moisture from the air, speeding up the drying process.

Step 5: Air Scrubbing

We used air scrubbers to filter out any contaminants from the air, making sure we were leaving a clean and safe environment for the homeowners. This step was very important, especially since we were dealing with mold and other airborne particles.

Step 6: Monitoring Moisture Levels

During the drying process, we regularly used a moisture meter to monitor the levels of moisture in the affected areas. This helped us make sure that the drying process was successful and that no hidden moisture pockets remained.

Another Successful Water Mitigation After Dishwasher Leak

The water mitigation project in Payson, UT, was a success. Our team at Prime Restoration LLC was able to stop the water source, remove damaged materials, conduct mold remediation, and dry and dehumidify the affected areas. The homeowner was relieved to have their kitchen and basement restored to a safe and dry condition.

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If you are dealing with water damage in your home, feel free to contact Prime Restoration LLC for a quick assessment and a solution to your problem! Give us a call at (801) 509-6899 or fill in an online form on our website.

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