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Help! My Refrigerator is Leaking!

Help! My Refrigerator is Leaking!


At Water Extraction Experts, we often receive phone calls from understandably upset customers when they experience water damage due to their refrigerator leaking. When we hear about a refrigerator leak it’s often due to the water lines failing or having been improperly installed. Frequently we see refrigerator leaks with the side-by-side refrigerator/freezer style that have a water dispenser and ice maker. Usually it’s the kitchen floors, especially wood, bamboo and laminate floors that receive the greatest amount of water damage. The good news is you did the right thing by calling us. We are here to help! Water Extraction Experts has special equipment and mats that we can place on floors to minimize damage.


What can go wrong?

Refrigerator malfunctions cause water damage. If you notice water leaking from the back of your refrigerator, carefully move your fridge forward and look behind it. If you see water coming out of the tubing, turn off your water supply immediately. Your connecting water line may have a crack, hole or break which can cause water to leak into your refrigerator and pool at the bottom. Also, the water inlet valve assembly located on the back of the refrigerator controls water flow to the ice maker, and the water dispenser can malfunction and refuse to close.


Another issue you can run into is with the drain pan. The refrigerator drain pan collects water that melts from the evaporator fins, moves to the evaporator drip tray and then through the defrost drain tube. The water then ends up in the refrigerator drain pan in the main refrigerator machine compartment. The drain pan can sometimes fill with debris and become clogged which can cause flooding and water damage.


We Can Help!

Once you’ve shut off the water to either your refrigerator or to your entire home give us a call. Our certified technicians will assess the water damage and act fast to help ensure minimal damage to your home and property.  The longer property is exposed to water, the greater the damage, so it’s important to get our water damage experts on the job fast. Hiring Water Extraction Experts gives you peace of mind that your home will be well taken care of. The certified technicians at Water Extraction Experts use the most advanced technology in water damage mitigation and mold remediation to quickly get your home and your life back to normal again.


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