One of our customers had a leak under their sink. This leak has been ongoing for quite some time now, but they used plastic trash bags to line the bottom of the cabinet to try and minimize damage. After clearing out the items, here’s what we were working with:
There was quite a bit of damage, but nothing that a sander and a little elbow grease couldn’t fix.
Above is a water filtration system that we installed awhile back. This is a reverse osmosis setup. Yeah… we do those too. 🙂
Here is the cabinet after running some sandpaper over it. The goal was to get a good, smooth surface for the primer to adhere well.
This is what caused the customer’s leak. The dishwasher line was too tight. We went ahead and extended it so that this doesn’t happen again.
Here’s the new line installed. Plenty of slack…
Just a shot of the paint drying. Used a little fan the customer had lying around.
Another shot of the finished product.
Leaks under the sink can cause rotting wood, mold/mildew problems, and many other preventable failures. There are several ways to fix these types of issues, but the best way is to prevent it altogether. Don’t feel bad if your under-sink area is deteriorating though… It’s easily overlooked because it’s out of site and out of mind. Please be sure to check yours every once and awhile and call us if you want peace of mind!
Have a good one!
Leo/Veritas Handyman (346) 274-2614