A leak in your dishwasher is one of the most common kitchen problems that we hear about all the time. It may not seem like a big deal, but constantly having to deal with a wet kitchen floor can be a real pain, not to mention extremely dangerous as it can cause you to slip accidentally. Fortunately, a leaky dishwasher is easy enough to diagnose and fix and in today’s post, Calypso Plumbing, Inc. shares the three most common causes of dishwasher leaks and how to deal with them.
1. Faulty Dishwasher Door
Leaks or drips directly under your dishwasher’s door is a sure sign that it’s faulty. This is actually quite common due to the frequent mechanical movement which may cause it to come loose or break its seal. If this is the case, simply screw it on tighter or replace the seal using an epoxy patch kit.
2. Loose or Damaged Hose
Over time, the hose that connects your dishwasher can come loose or become brittle and crack. If you notice a leak in the area where your dishwasher is be sure to check your drain hoses. If you have a cracked or punctured hose, a quick trip to the hardware store is all it takes and you will need to hire a residential plumbing service.
3. Worn Out or Damaged Tub
If your dishwasher is a bit on the old side, chances are the leak may be caused by a damaged or worn-out tub. Strong detergents and minerals found in tap water can cause corrosion and damage your tub. A hole may also have developed somewhere in the tub. Most companies offer tub replacements or the hole can be patched up but if you own a dishwasher that is more than 10 years old, it is probably best to buy a brand new one.
From commercial plumbing to emergency repair services, we at Calypso Plumbing, Inc. has the expertise and knowledge to get the job done right. For all your plumbing needs, be sure to give us a call at (440) 485-3356 or fill out our contact form to get in touch with one of our skilled team members.