Humidity and temperature may significantly impact the condition of your wood cabinets from kitchen cabinet refacing in Anaheim. Excessive moisture from sink splashes, leaking pipes, or even a sudden flood may cause irreparable damage to wood cabinets if exposed repeatedly, even for a short period. Steam from cooking pots, kettles, and dishwashers may also potentially cause damage to wood surfaces.
Humidity may also cause severe damage to your cabinets. When it absorbs moisture, humidity causes the wood to expand. High and sustained humidity may cause warping or bowing of the wood.
Stoves and ovens may also damage cabinets from cabinet refacing in Orange County. Steam from pots and intense heat from elements and ovens may stress and harm your wood cabinets. Smoke from cooking may cause discoloration of cabinet surfaces. As a result, you must constantly use your stove exhaust fan. The fan will pull heat and moisture from the room, away from your cabinets. You may also open a window in your kitchen to provide more ventilation for smoke and heat.
Another factor to consider is the harm done by direct sunlight. Installing curtains or shades would be the best idea if direct sunlight enters your kitchen through a window and falls on your cabinets. Direct sunlight has the potential to discolor natural wood surfaces and degrade polished surfaces.
Keeping your cabinets clean can also help them last longer. Wipe up spills and splatters immediately, particularly food and oil spills, which may and will occur in your new kitchen. On your cabinets, avoid using abrasives or strong cleansers. They might cause damage to the finish of your cabinets. Use a clean moist towel and a tiny bit of dishwashing liquid instead. If you promptly wipe down your cabinets after a spill or splatter, they will wipe clean easily.
Continue reading the infographic below from Kitchen Cabinet Refacing to learn about the ways to avoid kitchen cabinet steam damage.