I hardly ever go under the sink unless I need to grab a garbage bag.
When my ring fell down behind the sink, I had to climb under there to find it. That’s when I realized that the kitchen sink had been leaking for some time. There were a lot of wet areas inside of the closet and I could visibly see water as well. After I retrieved a flashlight for a better look, I also recognized several spots that were moldy. My wife wanted to contact the insurance company, but I knew they would tear out the cupboards and fill the house with dehumidifiers. It was two days before Thanksgiving and I didn’t want the whole thing to be torn apart with 25 guests ready to attend our Thanksgiving dinner celebration. I took everything out of the cabinet under the sink and I fixed the leaking faucet. It only took a couple of minutes, so I really wish that I would have found the problem earlier. I placed a fan under the cabinet to dry the wood and I went to the hardware store to rent a dehumidifier. The hardware store rents lots of different equipment like air conditioners, dehumidifiers, and outdoor furnaces. I got what I needed for the project for $18 a day. I ran the dehumidifier both days before our Thanksgiving celebration and then I ran the dehumidifier for several days after the party was over. Our friends and family never knew there was a problem in their kitchen thanks to our quick thinking and handy skills.