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by: Steve Perkins

02/18/2021

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One of our members called with some tips for turning things back on that he thought might be helpful:

OK, sorry if this is a little bit long but it's information that y'all should know. 

#1. If you have the ability to turn off your icemaker on your refrigerator, do it right now! If there’s not an on/off switch, or a lever, then I would disconnect the water shut off the valve behind the refrigerator. If it hasn't started already, your icemaker will be making brown ice from all of the debris in the pipes. Until that is cleared out, this will continue to happen. Either way, throw away the first few batches of ice and run the water in your refrigerator before you consume any ice/water going forward.

When the water does comes back on...

#2. Run all of your sinks, all of your showers and anything that puts out water, for several minutes to clear-out the lines.

#3. Remove and clean out all the decorative tips on your sink faucets - they have little screens on them and they’ll probably be clogged with debris.

#4. Remove and clean out your showerheads, because I'm pretty sure that they’ll have debris in them as well.

One of our members called with some tips for turning things back on that he thought might be helpful:

OK, sorry if this is a little bit long but it's information that y'all should know. 

#1. If you have the ability to turn off your icemaker on your refrigerator, do it right now! If there’s not an on/off switch, or a lever, then I would disconnect the water shut off the valve behind the refrigerator. If it hasn't started already, your icemaker will be making brown ice from all of the debris in the pipes. Until that is cleared out, this will continue to happen. Either way, throw away the first few batches of ice and run the water in your refrigerator before you consume any ice/water going forward.

When the water does comes back on...

#2. Run all of your sinks, all of your showers and anything that puts out water, for several minutes to clear-out the lines.

#3. Remove and clean out all the decorative tips on your sink faucets - they have little screens on them and they’ll probably be clogged with debris.

#4. Remove and clean out your showerheads, because I'm pretty sure that they’ll have debris in them as well.

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