One thing that most homeowners overlook is the waterproofing of their kitchen counter, which usually ends up in moisture build-up. At the beginning, it won’t seem like anything to worry about but after a few years, you might end up spending thousands of dollars replacing your entire kitchen counter.
After getting your kitchen counter done, the cut-out section where your sink is installed is not entirely waterproof. As you start using the kitchen sink, water gets trapped between the sink and the wood, resulting in moisture building up. This process is greatly accelerated if the material for your counter is chipboard.
Chipboard is rarely used for kitchen counters, but such incidents can happen if the contractor is trying to meet a tight budget.
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Rectifying such situations is a lot simpler than you might think, and can often be done without hiring professional help:
All you do is coat the cut-out section around your sink with waterproof paint. This helps to keep moisture out, and reduces the likelihood of moisture build up. More importantly, this simple fix potentially doubles the lifespan of the wood used for the kitchen counter, and halves the headaches that usually arise from unexpected home repairs.
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