Fixing the Kitchen after a Dishwasher Leak

I have always been thrifty.  If I can save a dollar, I will do work myself, or buy things on clearance.  For the most part, this has worked well for me over the years, but from time to time saving money this way is a bad idea.

Let me share an example with you.

A few weeks ago, I was able to buy a dishwasher on clearance at our local appliance store.  They were clearing out some of their refurbished models, and I saw it as a great opportunity to save a couple of dollars.  Bringing it home, I hooked it up myself as it was cheaper than paying a technician to do it.

That was a big mistake.

As it turned out, I didn’t attach the drain hose properly, so the first time I used the dishwasher, I had water all over the floor of the kitchen and into the basement.

Thankfully, I knew a good water damage restoration company in the area that was able to come out quickly to assess the damage.  They were able to provide me a quote and get started on the work right way.

Now the kitchen is as good as new and I learned a valuable lesson: sometimes it is better to pay the money and leave installing appliances to the experts.