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Refrigerator Water Lines

9/22/2021 (Permalink)

photo of a kitchen refrigerator Refrigerator water lines can commonly become damaged or disconnected, causing a water leak.

One of the more common issues that come with modern refrigerators, is damage to the water lines, causing water damage. The water line can become disconnected or damaged, creating a small leak. This often goes for long periods due to the low volume of water that leaks out, causing slow but progressive water damage.

One way to help prevent water-damaged floors is to check and maintain your fridge often. Make sure to clean behind and around the and check the line for any signs of damage and assure that it is connected properly. If your line is showing signs of damage, it should be replaced. Now might be a good time to upgrade your existing plastic water line with a more durable, braided metal replacement.

Another option would be to install a drain pan underneath your refrigerator. These are simple to install, cost-effective, and would prevent any water from sitting on your flooring. These come in a variety of sizes, materials, and features that would meet almost any situation.

Lastly, another option would be to install a water sensor. Smart sensors like this have made great advances in the past years. Placing a sensor behind your refrigerator or inside of a drain pan would allow you to receive immediate updates if it comes into contact with water, allowing you to stop the issue in its tracks.

If you are currently facing the result of a damaged water line, don’t hesitate to call the professionals at SERVPRO of Jackson & Ross, Athens & Gallia Counties. We are ready and willing to help with your water restoration needs 24/7. Call us today at (740) 286-2550 for more information!

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