Sink Overflow Water Damage in Townhouse in Apex NC
If your home has serious damage due to fire, wind, or water, call us immediately at 919-467-1991. We will show up soon and work fast to stop any further damage and begin the restoration process. We can work with your insurance company to make sure you pay as little as possible. We’re available around the clock, 7 days a week.
None ever expects serious damage to happen to their home, and few people are prepared for the day when it finally happens. Do you have a plan for what to do when you walk into your kitchen to find your sink overflowing, spilling water down your counter and across the floor? If you’re like most homeowners, it’s very likely that step one is to panic, which is totally understandable, but not very helpful. Instead, accept the fact that you’re likely going to have to get wet. If the faucet is on, and won’t shut off, crawl under the sink and turn off the water supply. If the faucet isn’t on, your dishwasher probably is. Turn it off immediately.
How Can a Dishwasher Make a Sink Overflow?
Because of the way that most kitchens are plumbed, sinks and dishwashers share the same drainage pipes. If there’s a clog somewhere in the pipe somewhere between your kitchen and the outside of your house, the water pumped out of your dishwasher only has one direction to go; backward. Rather than draining properly, the dirty dishwater pumps up through the drain at the bottom of your sink, and if there’s enough water, over the top and onto the floor. Maybe you’re lucky enough to catch it before it’s too late, but if you don’t notice until the next morning, there’s likely damage to the floors and cabinets that, if left untreated, will lead to stains, smells, and mold.
We’ve helped thousands of homeownerss get out of trouble like this in the past, and have the experience needed to stop the damage from getting worse, talk with your insurance company to make sure you’re properly covered, and repair your home quickly and professionally. Don’t hesitate, either. The longer damage like this sits, the worse it will get, and the less likely your insurance is going to cover it at all. Call our emergency hot-line now. 919-467-1991.