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Leaking Dishwasher

Dishwasher Leaks & Water Damage

You put the last coffee cup in the dishwasher, start it, grab your keys and drive off for work.  Everything is great, right? Not so great if you come home to a flooded kitchen caused by a leaky dishwasher. Floods can occur very quickly. Our water damage certified technicians at Water Extraction Experts have helped many homeowners recover from a flooded kitchen caused by a leaking dishwasher.

Causes of Dishwasher Leaks

The most common cause of dishwasher leaks is worn gaskets.  Other common causes can be a cracked or defective dishwasher tub, broken door, a dishwasher not being level or someone thinking it’s a great idea to use regular liquid dishwashing soap instead of soap specific for dishwashers. Spoiler alert…it’s not a good idea to use regular dishwashing liquid in your dishwasher.

Water Damage due to Dishwasher Leaks

Floor damage can almost be guaranteed if the water isn’t cleaned up within a couple hours. Laminate floors, wood floors, and bamboo floors are prone to the most water damage.  “We have special equipment to dry out wood floors. Water gets between and underneath the wood planks causing the wood to cup. We use special mats to extract the water from the floor along with dehumidifiers, said Doug Adlesperger, owner, and operator of Water Extraction Experts in Northern Colorado and Wyoming. “Replacing or repairing wood floors can be very expensive. It’s in the homeowner’s best interest to call us immediately. The sooner we can extract the water…the less damage” explained Matt Adlesperger, Owner, and Operator of Water Extraction Experts in the Santa Fe & Albuquerque New Mexico are.

Acting fast is very important when it comes to water leaks. The faster you respond and take action the less damage that will be done – and that means less costly repairs!

We’ve seen kitchen cabinets, electrical wiring, drywall, and of course floors get severely damaged by a dishwasher leak.

What to do When Your Dishwasher Leaks

If your dishwasher is running and you noticed it’s leaking a lot of water, turn the dishwasher off and keep the water from pooling on the floor. Clean-up as much water as you can and call us. We’ll do an inspection to help and let you know how we can minimize any damage done to your home and property.


Northern Colorado CALL970-581-4498

New Mexico CALL: 505-250-6500

Wyoming CALL: CALL: 307-220-5900