Well that was unexpected! You were all gathered for the holidays and so looking forward to uncle John’s home made chili and then, BAM!, the countertop suddenly cracks under the Crock Pot sounding like a shot gun blast. Although it didn’t hamper your holiday, it’s now an unwanted leftover that will have to be dealt with at some point, so now what?
While it’s never convenient to be facing something that needs to be fixed, it’s always a question of fix it now or later? Given that the bank account is probably not in the best of shape just after the holidays, the answer may be later. If so, here are a few do’s and don’ts:
- Do not fill the crack with caulk, super glue or any other “temporary fix”, as this will likely hinder the proper restoration when the time comes.
- Cover the crack with clear packing tape to temporarily avoid any grease, dirt, etc from getting into the crack. This is especially important for granite, marble or quartz countertops.
- Avoid any further heat exposure in the area of the damage, as this may cause further cracking and add to the eventual expense of the repair.
- Take pictures of the issue and seek professional advise on your specific issue as to the urgency or severity. The pictures will also help you obtain quick and free estimates so you can budget for the repair when you are ready without surprises.
- Don’t worry. Cracks can almost always be repaired to be inconspicuous and sometimes be repaired to simply go away, depending on the material type.
For help on the topic or to see a few before and after pictures of similar repairs, you can contact us through our website at www.surfacesaversonline.com