Refrigerators are very important when it comes to kitchen plumbing. You want to make sure it’s big enough, practical, and will look good in your kitchen. It is also critical to make sure your refrigerator is running properly. Read on to discover three simple steps to connect your new fridge.
Step 1 – Connect the Water Dispenser
The first step to connecting your water dispenser is to shut off the water inside the house. You will need to drain the line, so after you turn the water off, run the tap at the sink.
The next step is to find the cold water supply pipe, found either under your sink or in the basement. Using the saddle valve from your kit, pierce the pipe, and tighten the valve around it. Then attach the tubing from your kit, and run it to your refrigerator.
At the bottom back corner of your fridge, you will find the water valve and must attach the tubing to it. Once all the connections are complete, you can turn the water back on.
Step 2 – Connect the Ice Maker
With the pipe pierced, the tubing connected, and the water on, your dispenser and ice maker should be ready to go. Make sure you check for leaks at the saddle valve. While convenient, saddle valves aren’t the most popular of stop valves, and plumbers don’t use them.
Depending on the water pressure in the city of Scottsdale, AZ, you may spring a leak, as the saddle valve can loosen. If the valve starts leaking, call a plumber to have the saddle valve replaced with a stop valve that is of better quality.
Step 3 – Choose Professional Installation
Some people choose to install their own appliances due to the cost of calling a plumber. Professional installation is a better option for a few reasons.
- You can be sure that all equipment is the right kind for the job, and up to code.
- Calling a plumber saves time.
- Leaks won’t happen, as everything will be installed properly
- You will have peace of mind.
Not everyone is savvy when it comes to do-it-yourself home projects. Sometimes it’s just better to get the professional to do it for you. That’s what they are there for. Give your kitchen plumbing an upgrade, by choosing a plumber for your refrigerator installation. Your fridge, your home, and your local plumber will thank you.