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Tips to help you manage an overflowing dishwasher

The dishwasher is one of the most frequently used appliances in any home, which means it can often be more vulnerable to wear and tear over time. While these machines are built to last and sturdy enough to run a number of wash cycles throughout the years, different problems might arise from time to time.

One of the most common issues that homeowners face with these machines is overflowing. You will want to get this problem solved quickly, or else you could risk other parts of your kitchen being damaged. The good news is, there are a number of ways you can deal with this problem on your own.

The first thing you should do is shut off the wash cycle that the machine is going through once you notice the water starting to leak. This will allow the water to drain itself and not overflow onto the floor and throughout the rest of the kitchen. Be sure to unload the dishes into the sink for the time being.

You should also take the necessary steps to break down the suds and foam that has built up and is likely still around. Sprinkling generous amounts of table salt will allow this to happen, as will running a quick rinse only cycle to help the rest of the excess liquid and soap drain away as quickly as possible.

If you are facing issues with your dishwasher, or with any of the other systems in your home, be sure to schedule an appointment with a DC plumber from John C. Flood today! Check out the rest of our website to learn more about all of the different services that we offer.