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Damaged cabinets could probably be one of the kitchen nightmares a homeowner could encounter. There are so many apparent causes as to why our once sturdy cabinetry yields to damage, but its root always points to moisture.
Whenever you see your cabinets change color, wood chipping off, mold forming, etc. It is all water damage. Like most kitchen cabinets, its wood is mainly made of particle boards that can last for many years, as a natural hardwood would do. However, its weakness lies when a house’s humidity level is excellent. Too much moisture in the kitchen atmosphere can be enough to damage cabinet finishes by seeping into its cracks or air pockets, causing bacteria growth.
Now, you might be thinking about where else moisture could come from in your kitchen. The answer is simple, the mixture of steam and heat every time we cook. The smoke produced when we cook dramatically results in the warping and discoloration of kitchen cabinets. The heat from kitchen appliances like stoves or cooktops also contributes to cabinet damage. How about countertop appliances? Yes, they do contribute to this, too.
The oil droplets that stick to the countertops and backsplashes can turn into lightweight and tiny droplets that join the airflow whenever you cook. They eventually stick and seep into our kitchen walls, cabinets, and other surfaces, creating a thick and sticky layer that attracts dust. You indeed have experienced that, one time or maybe often.
So, what do we do to prevent our cabinets from being damaged? Do the following:
If you see that things can go out of hand if you are to address it alone, better call for the assistance of kitchen remodeling professionals. These people are dedicated to giving solutions on how to take care of your kitchen better so that it lasts for a long time.