SLC Kitchen Cabinet Damage Risks: Pests, Paint, Installation

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the key risks that may face your kitchen cabinets throughout their lifespan. Simply knowing these possible threats often goes a long way to helping prevent them, which is typically a pretty straightforward process if you know what you’re doing.

At AWA Kitchen Cabinets, we’ll provide clients with a full range of upkeep and maintenance tips for all of our kitchen cabinets, which we offer from top manufacturers like MasterCraft and others. In today’s part two of our series, we’ll go over some additional damage risks to keep an eye out for with regard to your cabinets, plus how to stop them from ever becoming a problem for you.

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Pest Damage

Especially if you’re using your cabinets for food storage, it’s important to watch out for pests that may be attracted to the crumbs and other food residue. Cockroaches, mice, ants, and other insects are all potential risks to your kitchen cabinets if they’re not kept clean and pest free.

Regularly cleaning your cabinets with soapy water or a mild detergent should keep them from becoming an attraction to these types of pests. However, if you’ve had past pest issues in your kitchen, it’s a good idea to look into other pest control measures such as traps or sprays.

Improper Painting Preparation

Painting kitchen cabinets is a common way to spruce them up and make them look new again. However, if you don’t take the proper steps when doing so, it can lead to a range of issues.

First off, be sure that your cabinets are thoroughly cleaned ahead of time in order to ensure a smooth finish and even coverage throughout. Additionally, make sure you use the correct primer and paints for the job, as not all types are suitable for cabinets.

Finally, be sure to apply the paint in even coats, making sure to allow each layer to dry before adding on more. This will help prevent issues such as chipping or peeling, which can be difficult and expensive to repair down the line.

Improper Installation

Finally, one cabinet damage risk that’s very easy to avoid if you’re working with a reputable installer is improper installation. This can include things like incorrect measurements or placement, which could lead to your cabinets not fitting properly in their allotted space.

In many cases, these issues may be avoidable if the installer takes the time to accurately measure and plan out their approach before beginning the job. If you’re worried about this risk, make sure to research and ask questions about the installer’s process before deciding to hire them.

At AWA Kitchen Cabinets, we take all of these risk factors into account and more when it comes to our cabinets. Our team of professionals is always available to answer any questions you may have related to installation, upkeep, or maintenance for your kitchen cabinets.

By taking a proactive approach to ensuring the long-term health of your cabinets, you’ll be able to enjoy them for years to come without worry or hassle. If you have any questions about our products or services, don’t hesitate to contact us today!