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Plumbing Your Own Fridge. Here’s Why It’s Not a Good Idea!

Who doesn’t love the thought of icy cold water on tap? How wonderful to have ready water chilled on demand, and an ice maker doing the job of ensuring there are no more arguments about whose turn it is to fill the ice cube tray!

A fridge freezer unit with an inbuilt ice and water dispenser is a great luxury item, especially if you have a family who enjoys a steady cold water supply but as a water connection is required, it’s not as simple as just plugging it into a power point and switching it on.

For most householders, buying a plumbed fridge is a significant investment and so it’s wise to make sure a qualified plumber does the installation for reasons we’ll explore in this blog post.

Why You Should Leave Fridge Installation to an Expert

If you’re upgrading appliances and want to fit a new water dispensing fridge into your existing kitchen, there’s a fair bit involved in running a waterline from your kitchen sink to the fridge. A connection needs to be made to an existing water line, and it’s also crucial to ensure all of the pipes, hoses and connectors are leak-free and fitted securely, so it can be a messy and time-consuming job, especially in older homes.

A plumber will know the most efficient way to do this and may even need the assistance of other trades to get inside cupboards, the wall frame or the roof. Trying to do this yourself is certainly not recommended, and for several other reasons too.

Firstly, installing a plumbed fridge can be quite dangerous; you are dealing with electricity and water, neither of which should ever meet for obvious reasons. One wrong move and you could potentially put yourself or your family at risk.

Secondly, even if you manage to sort out the plumbing part of it yourself, any mistakes could easily result in a leak or flood down the track, which can be extremely costly to rectify further down the line. Not only could your home insurance be voided by the attempt at DIY, but you may also even lose the manufacturer’s warranty on your new appliance.

Finally, and very importantly, most plumbed fridges require ongoing maintenance to keep them running smoothly and safely. Any faults which arise during that maintenance are best dealt with by a trained and licenced professional who knows exactly what they’re doing.

So while you may be tempted to try and save some money and have a go at plumbing your own fridge, the potential risks really do outweigh any potential savings here; it’s much better to leave it to the experts. Contact Eco Earth Plumbing today to get your fridge safely and professionally installed!

The Importance of Professional Plumbing Services

When it comes to your home, few things are more important than your water supply. A leak in your plumbing or a burst pipe can lead to ruined floors, damaged foundations, mould and mildew and a whole host of other problems. 

In fact, improper plumbing work can even lead to water contamination – a situation that can be both costly and dangerous for your health. The money you believe you’d be saving by attempting to DYI can quickly be wiped out by the cost of repairing any damage that would have been easily avoided with a professional installation.

Hiring a qualified and licensed tradesperson to tackle your plumbing jobs just makes sense. Years of experience means they have the knowledge to get the job done efficiently and have ready access to state-of-the-art equipment and materials that, as a homeowner, you don’t.

Quality assurance is fundamental with any job, but it’s especially important with plumbing work because there are so many potential errors that could lead to considerable damage and expensive problems. A professional job means fewer mistakes and faster service for you – saving you time and money in the long run.

How Eco Earth Plumbing Can Help With Your Plumbed-in Fridge

When you contact Eco Earth Plumbing for your fridge installation, our qualified technicians will come to your home and assess the situation. They’ll work out what hoses, pipes and fittings are needed and then carry out the installation to a very high standard.

We run rigorous checks throughout the process to ensure nothing is missed, and all Eco Earth Plumbing services come with our guarantee. We’ll also be available to maintain and check your plumbed-in fridge for you moving forward, and that way, you won’t have any nasty surprises down the track.

So if you’re looking for professional plumbing services to help install or repair the water connection to your plumbed-in fridge, look no further than Eco Earth Plumbing. Contact us today for an obligation-free quote, we’d love to help your family enjoy the convenience of refreshing cold water and ice at the push of a button!