We use our refrigerators and freezers regularly and depend on them to keep food cold and safe to eat. However, have you ever thought of the damages concealed behind your freezer?
One of the most common issues with freezers is icemaker leaks. Often, people are unaware of the leak because it occurs behind the freezer. Leakage can be caused by the refrigerator and icemaker unit not being leveled, or the decay of the tube that connects the water pipe to the refrigerator. This can lead to water accumulation at the bottom of the freezer, and potentially, water seepage out of the fridge and onto the floor. If left untreated, it could produce mold and do major damage to your home.
Fortunately, there are ways to check for leakage and avoid major water damage.
- Buy a water alarm. This device goes behind the refrigerator and activates when water is detected. This alarm can also be placed near the dishwasher, under the kitchen sink, and in other areas that are at risk for water leaks.
- Use copper tubing to connect the shut-off valve to the refrigerator, instead of a plastic tube. This reduces the chances of water leaks, as plastic tubes are more susceptible to cracks and pinhole leaks than that of copper tubes.
With these precautions, hopefully you can avoid leakage from your icemaker. If not, Clean Response’s 24/7 service is always willing to help!