One of the most common issues we discover while inspecting in the Sarasota and Bradenton Area is moisture damaged cabinet bases. Unfortunately plumbing leaks happen and can result in a considerable amount of damage. Many cabinets are made from medium density fiber board or particle board and are covered in Formica/laminate or melamine. MDF and Particle board are easily damaged by moisture resulting in swelling and delamination and then the coverings trap moisture making it difficult to dry out which can result in mold growth. Any time a leak occurs it is very important to stop the leak and dry the area as quickly as possible to reduce the potential for damage.