You Got Water - We Got You
Most refrigerators are equipped with ice makers, and as homeowners, we have become accustomed to the convenience of ice available all the time. Ice makers can develop leaks that may cause damage to your home. Inspect your refrigerator for signs of leaking water under or around the base. The longer the leak has been dripping, the larger the accumulation of water will be. In cases where a drip has continued for long periods of time, you may notice damage to your baseboard. This could result in water line stains, chipped paint, mold or mildew, and swelling of the baseboards. Be sure to check the wall space behind your refrigerator for signs of water damage.
If you ever notice suddenly smaller ice cubes or ice spilling out of a full bin check your refrigerator for a malfunctioning water valve. The valve has a screen that will filter out minerals and sediments from the water supply to the ice maker. With time these screens can become blocked and prevent water from traveling freely through the line. This can result in a slow leak. Other causes for leaking ice makers include fittings for the water line, compression couplings or solenoid coil windings. Be sure to inspect your basement ceiling for any water damage that may have occurred from a slow leak in your water line.
If you notice any signs of a leaking ice maker be sure to contact a plumber asap before the problem causes extensive damage to your home. When it comes to a water emergency, you need us fast! SERVPRO offers 24-hour emergency service. We will work with your insurance company to provide a stress free claims process, and get your home back to preloss condition in no time!