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Ice Maker Line Services in St. Louis, MO
Ice makers used to be the sole purveyance of commercial properties, especially restaurants which need them to keep beverages and foodstuffs cold. These days, ice make lines are found in many residential homes as well: sending water to the ice cube maker in your refrigerators or a similar appliance. Those water lines run into the same problems that other plumbing lines do, including leaks, clogs and similar repair problems.
When you spot issues with your ice maker lines in your St. Louis, MO home, call the friendly professionals at Performance Plumbing. We can correct any issues your ice maker line might have, as well as installing new ice making equipment for you (either as a feature on a refrigerator or something more dedicated). Call our trained team today and let us go over your options with you!
What Is an Ice Maker Line?
An ice maker line is simply a length of tubing feeding water from a nearby water line into the ice maker. They’re usually about a quarter inch in diameter, and built to be attached very quickly by a professional. Beyond that, they perform the same functions as normal piping, carrying water to the ice maker to let it do its job.
That makes it the purveyance of a good plumber not only to install, but to repair and replace when needed as well. We can perform ice maker line installation anywhere in St. Louis, MO and ensure that the appliance it feeds is operating exactly the way it’s intended to.
What Kind of Problems Does It Face?
Problems can begin with the placement of the line itself. Ice maker lines tend to be made of plastic, copper or flexible steel. We usually recommend the last one because it’s durable (unlike plastic, which can be easily damaged) and yet flexible (unlike copper, which can bend of break when placed under stress). You can damage the line simply by stretching it too far, or by putting pressure on it at any point.
Beyond that, ice maker lines can freeze or become clogged just like any other line. And poor installation will likely result in drips or other problems, which can linger since they often take place behind the appliance it is feeding. The good news is there are other ways to detect it. Look for ice that forms in clumps, weird shapes, or isn’t forming at all. When it does, shut your system down and call in a plumber. The longer the problem persists, the more damage it will cause, and the sooner the issue can be treated, the better.
Trust Us Every Time
Ice maker lines can be surprisingly tricky to fix when problems arise, and yet you can often feel the pinch when they break down. Our trained team can diagnose the problem swiftly and make speedy repairs to get your appliance up and running again. We’re also available to install new ice maker lines when you get a new refrigerator or similar devices, and if your existing line is wearing out – or just made of a material like plastic that should be replaced with something sturdier – then don’t hesitate to call in our team!