Friday, January 30, 2009

Sometimes It's Good To Be A Renter

This week the benefits of being a renter were reinforced. It all started the other night when I noticed a board warping in front of the fridge. Since we're not ones to leave standing water on the floor - especially a wood floor, I started doing a little investigating.

Upon pulling the fridge out and finding a large pool of water, I discovered that the ice maker valve was dripping. That 22 year old fitting had become loose, both in the clamp and the valve nut itself, causing what is likely a few hundred bucks worth of damage. The maintenance man came by and discovered more water had also leaked behind the wall and that ants had been attracted to the area. The guys are coming back today to start the planning of replacing some of the flooring.

Pretty cool that this problem doesn't involve me having to run to Home Depot, all I had to do was send an email. Now let's just hope that our WI home doesn't give our tenants any problems.

Oh, and a public service announcement, go and check your ice maker valves!

1 comment:

Doubledrumlin said...

This just confirms why we decided NOT to get a fridge with an icemaker in it. I knew someone who had something very similar happen to them...except a lot worse.