Hidden mold beneath a dishwasher is a common occurrence. Even thought the cabinets look fine, hidden mold is often found beneath the cabinets. See the pictures for a an example of water damaged cabinets caused by a dishwasher.
When you have a dishwasher overflow, time is critical when it comes to cleaning this up. Promptness in fixing the problems means less damage and possible hidden mold under the cabinets.
If your dishwasher leaks, first shut off the dishwasher. Clean up the water and make sure it does not go below the cabinets. If it does, you will need to have the kick plate removed to dry the area below the cabinets. If you do not dry up the area under the cabinets, hidden mold and water damage will be the resultant.
If the water damage is really bad, it is important to have a professional Water Removal and Drying Company begin the restoration process. This water can also damage flooring such a wood or bamboo. Wood will absorb this water and start to expand causing even more damage such as hidden mold beneath the flooring.
In conclusion, immediately dry up the floor where the dishwasher leaked. If it was a major leak, it is important to call a professional to address the problem. If this area stays wet for more than 72 hours, the resultant is generally hidden mold and mildew problems.
For any questions, feel free to contact Safe Homes regarding hidden mold and Mold inspections at (954) 531-6476 in South Florida.