For wine connoisseurs, proper wine storage is essential to insure their investment. For a causal wine drinker, an alternative fridge that keeps your whites and reds at the perfect temp can be an inexpensive luxury. Whether technically a wine refrigerator, a wine cooler, or an electrical wine cellar, all these devices perform an important service.
Normal refrigerators have a sole purpose of cooling their contents down. A wine fridge, on the other hand, is designed to minimize potentially wine-spoiling vibrations. The same goes for humidity — but the other way around. A traditional fridge removes humidity during the cooling process, whereas a wine fridge maintains the level of humidity needed for wine’s maturation process (and protects the natural cork.)
A wine fridge leaking water typically has too much condensation in the cooler. That excess moisture in the wine fridge makes its way out through a gap around the door or floor of the wine fridge often causes condensation. This moisture can spill onto the cabinet, shelf, or floor and (over time) cause water damage to the materials.
The water damage restoration experts at Marcco Floods will find, repair and restore any damage resulting from these leaks. Plus, the technicians will protect your home against mold that could grow in your home.
In order to reduce condensation on your wine cabinet, do the following:
If you live in a more humid climate where condensation forms quickly, cut down on the amount of condensation by not opening your wine fridge as often. Another solution is to lower the humidity inside; place a bowl of baking soda, a silica packet or calcium chloride packets in the wine fridge. (Sodium silica can absorb up to 40 times their weight in moisture.)
Another area you won’t want to overlook is the drainpipe. When the drain pipe is clogged, the wine fridge will not be able to get rid of the excessive condensation, which can lead to a leak. Before calling a plumber or the manufacturer, you can attempt to clear the clog by doing the following:
At this point, you might need an appliance repair call. Check your manufacturer’s warranty for additional support.
A leaking wine fridge may seem like something to panic about, but the resulting water damage may cost more than the original fridge. Whenever you have an appliance failure that leads to water damage, call our water damage restoration experts. Marcco Flood Restoration’s team of trained and experienced professionals who will work tirelessly to restore your San Diego County property back to normal.