Do You Have A Refrigerator Line Leak?

Is your refrigerator leaking water from the bottom and making noises? If so, you might have a refrigerator line leak. Click the button below to learn more about how we can help you!

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Refrigerator Line Leak 

Signs you may have a Refrigerator Line Leak

Refrigerator line leaks are very common and even small leaks can cause thousands of gallons of water to be wasted.

It is important to perform regular maintenance on your refrigerator line to prevent these leaks from occurring. 

Common indicators of a potential refrigerator line leak:

  • A strange or musty odor coming from your refrigerator. 
  • A low rumble of water running through the pipes when the fridge is turned off. 
  • Water dripping from under the refrigerator.     
  • A pool of standing water on the floor beneath the refrigerator.
  • A steady squealing noise coming from your refrigerator or pipes when it is turned off.

Common Issues that Cause a Refrigerator Line Leak

A regular call we get here at Rescue Plumbing is that the refrigerator is leaking.

Refrigerator water line leaking

Most refrigerators nowadays have ice makers or filtered water dispensers. 

These components of your refrigerator require a water service line that is connected to a shut-off valve. 

Sometimes, refrigerator lines leak if they get kinked. For example, when moving the refrigerator out to clean behind the refrigerator. When you move the refrigerator back into place, the water line could get kinked and cause a buildup of water pressure that could compromise the water service line.

Attack of the mice – plumbing nightmare

A couple of weeks back, a customer had a mouse eat through their refrigerator line and flood a whole basement unit.

The little critters completely severed the refrigerator line and caused thousands of dollars in property damage.

Be sure to always inspect your water lines for damage and take measures to keep rodents at bay.

Rescue Plumbing Your Go-To Plumbing Experts

Refrigerator water lines can leak and when they do you can call Rescue Plumbing at (773) 799-8848 to schedule your refrigerator water line leak repair. 

All of our plumbers here at Rescue Plumbing always have refrigerator lines in the truck just in case a line needs replacement.

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A couple of signs that indicate if your refrigerator is leaking is if there is water is dripping below your refrigerator or there is water pooling below it.

If your refrigerator has an ice maker and a water filter dispenser, it is connected to the waterline.

To prevent a refrigerator line leak, be cautious when moving the refrigerator for cleaning. Moving the refrigerator can cause the line to bend or twist, leading to a leak.

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