I am about to have hardwood floors installed in my kitchen but before
doing that I am replacing my diswasher.
We just bought the house (our first) a month ago. I removed the old
dishwasher, which didn't work, I'm not sure how long it was broken but
we were told by the previous owner that it didn't work.
When I removed the diswasher I found it was really damp in that space
(usual location, under the counter next to the sink). It was also damp
under the kitchen sink. I started poking around at the wood under
there and the wood on the floor was really soft.
I spoke to a pro home inspector on the phone and he said it's not
uncommon to find dampness under the sink and dishwasher. I told him I
was going to remove the damp wood and clean everything up with bleach.
He said that should be all I need, this guy is a certified mold
treatment specialist or something and he didn't seem to concerned
about mold (but he didn't see it, I was just talking to him on the
The kitchen currently has linoleum floors and the flooring installer
is installing right on top of the old linoleum. He said it was the
perfect surface to install on and I know nothing so I thought that
would be fine. Currently the linoleum is installed right up to, but
not under, the dishwasher and it's a bit damp under the linoleum right
in front of where the dishwasher was so I'm going to cut out that
Under the sink and where the dishwasher was I removed the damp wood
(plywood I think?) right down to the floor joists. Now I guess I clean
up and lay down some new plywood? Does that make sense? Anything else
I should do or be aware of? I want to make sure I have everything
covered before I install the new dishwasher and then have the floors