Imagine, for a moment, that you’ve just come home from a long day of work. You drop your bag on the ground inside the door. At that moment, you hear a splash.
You think to yourself, “that’s odd.” As you look up, you see that there’s water everywhere. As you walk into your kitchen, you see the issue; you’ve got a dishwasher problem.
Dishwasher flooding can ruin your floors, leak to other floors, and require expensive repairs. If you’re dealing with a flooded kitchen, it’s important to know how to deal with it.
In the article below, you’ll find a guide that will help you figure out what to do if your dishwasher is flooding. You can use these tips to solve the problem before calling a dishwasher repair company. Continue reading to learn more about what to do when the water has filled the dishwasher and spilled onto your floor.
Cut off Power from the Dishwasher
The first thing you want to do when you’re dealing with dishwasher flooding is to turn the dishwasher off. You can try to turn the dishwasher off, but if the machine is malfunctioning, this may not work.
If the dishwasher doesn’t turn off after you’ve pressed the power button, you’ll have to take more drastic action. If you can reach the power outlet that the dishwasher is plugged into, unplug it.
If you can’t reach the power outlet, you may have to turn off the circuit breaker for your kitchen. Once you’ve done this, you can move on to the next step.
Break Out the Mop and Towels
Once the dishwasher is off, the dishwasher should stop spewing water out onto the floor. However, you’ll still have to deal with the wet floor. Grab a mop and get the water off the floor as quickly as possible.
You may also have to use a towel or two to get the water that has seeped into corners or cracks.
Check Your Drain Gate
Now that you’ve turned off the dishwasher and cleaned up the water on the floor, it’s time to get the water out of the dishwasher itself. Your drain gate will be the first place you’ll want to check.
When dishwashers flood, it is usually because the drain has been clogged. Be sure to clear out any debris that may have found its way into your drain gate. You can find the drain gate near the bottom of your dishwasher.
What to Do When Dealing With Dishwasher Flooding
As you can see from the information provided in the article above, there are some effective ways to deal with dishwasher flooding.
Dealing with flooding promptly could help you avoid having to pay for repairs to your floor and walls. If you do end up having to deal with water damage, be sure to get in touch with the water damage experts at ServiceMaster Restore.