It’s not common for cabinets to need replacement. Most appliances in a kitchen will have been replaced multiple times before cabinets are even considered. They can last up to 50 years. That being said, cabinets are still susceptible to damage. Check for these following problems to see if you need to consider replacing your cabinets.
Water Damage. Water Damage is the most common reason for cabinets to be replaced. Always located near sinks and appliances in kitchens and bathrooms, there is bound to be a leak at some point. Signs of water damage are shown by swollen cabinets, not properly closing, warping, bubbling, and discoloration. Water Damage can lead to further problems, so they must be taken care of immediately.
Functionality.If your cabinets aren’t working for you, it may be time to invest in some new ones. This includes not being able to reach the items in the back of the cabinet, shelves too close together, or even the style and color choice not matching your taste.
Soft Cabinets. Push on the bottom, sides, and shelves in your cabinets. If they seem soft, this is a sure sign of damage. One this point is reached, your cabinets will soon fall apart.
Mold. Mold thrives in warm, damp places. If you live in a humid climate, your cabinets may become wet and moldy. Large quantities of mold can be bad for you and your family’s health, so it’s important to get rid of it. If you spot mold, you should also recognize the possibility of a leak that has caused the damp wood. Be sure to locate this leak and fix it before installing new cabinets.
Although these problems are somewhat preventable, they are not 100% avoidable. If you have damaged cabinets, call Tactical Restoration today to get your cabinets made and your kitchen back in order!