There’s nothing worse than coming home from work and wanting to indulge yourself in a delicious meal, only to find that your fridge freezer is leaking water! Not only are you going to have to spend money to eat out, as well as replace anything that becomes too soggy (depending on how long your fridge has been like this), but you might also have to invest in a repair service. Before doing so, you might want to learn why your fridge freezer is leaking, and if calling a repairman is necessary.
Why Your Fridge Freezer May Be Leaking
When you see a puddle of water on the floor, the first thing you want to do is pull the door open to your refrigerator and take out the bottom shelf. Once you do this, you’ll want to look towards the hole located on the back wall of the bottom of the fridge. This area typically expels condensation and is meant for keeping the inside of the fridge dry.
If you find that there’s water puddling, it could be because this hole is blocked, and the water is escaping elsewhere.
How Do I Fix My Leaking Fridge?
While it’s an annoying thing to have to fix, it can be simple, and you might not have to call a repair service. There are a bunch of different ways you can fix this, including:
- Clean the hole with fridge-specific tools from online
- Take a pipe or a coat hanger to clear everything out in the hole
- Take a straw and place it into the hole to blow any residue and junk in the way
- Pour a type of bicarbonate mixture of vinegar and soda into this hole. Any odors that are running amuck in your fridge may be because of the food getting stuck.
Prevention of a Leaking Freezer
There aren’t too many ways to prevent this, as it’s a simple fix and something that can be prevented quite easily. You’ll want to make sure that this hole is cleaned routinely. While we don’t think you should do it every day, you might want to check it once every week or two, ensuring there’s no food stuck in there.
Is This the Only Problem with Your Fridge Freezer?
Maybe you found that the problem wasn’t the hole, and your refrigerator is still leaking. If this is the case, you might want to call a technician that’s certified in fridge repair. You’ll want to contact Alpha Appliance Services at (416) 577-5354 today to begin servicing your refrigerator.