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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Refrigerator Supply Line Failure in Crestview Home?

8/23/2022 (Permalink)

A refrigerator with an ice maker is shown. We restore water damage 24-hours a day in Okaloosa County.

Our local team in Crestview, DeFuniak Springs, and Chipley have been restoring water damage in Crestview for over twenty years. In a study published by the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS), 75 percent of water damage losses involving an ice maker were caused by a supply line failure. Proper installation of the ice maker supply line hose is important to avoiding water damage. Here are some refrigerator loss prevention and maintenance tips from the IBHS:

  • Tightly connect the hose to the valve, and avoid over-tightening
  • Ensure the valve connection is secure and check for kinks
  • Inspect the hose every six months
  • If kinks are present, replace the hose
  • Leave a three-to-four-inch space between the back of the refrigerator and the wall to prevent the hose from crimping
  • When pulling the refrigerator out for cleaning or service, avoid getting the hose caught beneath the wheel
  • Locate the water shut-off valve
  • Inspect the valve every six months to make sure the water supply will shut off, and replace the valve if needed

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