Installing A New Refrigerator May Mean A Plumbing Upgrade
How old is your refrigerator? Are you looking at upgrading?
Today’s refrigerators have many added performance features and added technology benefits than models from even several years ago. It’s easy to get excited about the many benefits a new fridge can offer.
However, in order to enjoy many of these new features, upgrading or installing your water line may be necessary.
If you don’t already have a water line in place, a reputable plumber can easily set up a new line that will connect to the appliance from your home’s plumbing system. In some cases, it’s as easy as making a connection from under a sink that’s within the proximity of the refrigerator. In other cases, it may need to be connected via plumbing within your basement. Holes may need to be drilled to accommodate the new water line, which a plumber can do quickly and efficiently.
If you have a line already in place, it’s important to ensure it is in top shape to do the job. Many signs can signal your water line has an issue. Many times homeowners notice that they are not getting water from refrigerator or ice is slow to form. Similarly, if you find puddles or moisture around your refrigerator, it’s a sign of a leak.
Another sign may come in the form of a high water bill. While not as obvious, if you notice your utility bill has been climbing without a reasonable explanation, a slow leak may be in place somewhere in your home.
When water isn’t reaching the ice maker or refrigerator, it means that the lines are either frozen, missing a filter, or has a closed supply valve. Over time, if the problem isn’t fixed, the refrigerator can sustain extensive damage. Why put the investment into your new fridge at risk?
If any of the issues above apply, or you’ve determined your refrigerator’s water line is damaged, the next step is repair. In most cases, a plumber can fix the line easily and prevent damage to your new equipment. They can identify the source and make the repair.
Before you hook up your new refrigerator, give us a call. We can help you install it the right way, ensuring everything is in proper working order before you plug it in. This will keep your fridge in good working condition right from the beginning.