Fridge Installation

You can count on Blueline Plumbing & Gas for all of your plumbing and fridge installation and maintenance needs in Canberra. The installation of a water dispensing and ice making fridge can be more complicated than one would expect and should be executed by a professional plumber.

The fully qualified and trained plumbers from Blueline Plumbing & Gas are skilled in the installation of various brands, types and sizes of refrigerators.

It is extremely important  to have a qualified and trained plumber to install any water or ice dispensing refrigeration units as it is often recommended to instal an isolation valve behind the fridge. This allows for the water to be easily turned off if there are any maintenance requirements.

Water dispensing and ice making fridges can be very convenient as filtered and cold water is only a touch of a button away. It is also an ideal way to encourage your household to drink more water, however there are some maintenance issues that you may face and need regular attention. The water filters need to be changed regularly to maintain health and safety as old filters can be a perfect breeding ground from bad bacteria and may be making you and your family sick.

When choosing the right fridge for your household, there are a few things to consider. It is important to know the product well. Not all fridges are made equally and it is not uncommon for the water supply to be connected only to the ice maker and not the water dispenser as well.

It is also essential to know the space and size of your new fridge. When installing a new fridge, you need to ensure that you have a small amount of space either behind the fridge or in a cupboard to the side of the refrigerator for the isolation valve.

We recommend that you contact Blueline Plumbing & Gas so that you can be assured your new fridge has been installed by a fully qualified and trained plumber. Our experts have all the right tools, knowledge and products to provide you with a prompt and reliable service that you can trust.


Does my fridge require regular maintenance?

Most fridges do not require regular maintenance, although this does depend on the make or model of the fridge.

If the fridge is not frost-free, then it is required to defrost at regular intervals.

If your fridge system has a water dispenser or an ice maker, then it may require a little more maintenance. The water filter needs to changed regularly to keep the water safe and healthy for consumption.

What can I use to clean my fridge?

It is recommended that you use clean, warm soapy water to clean your fridge and icebox. Do not use any harsh and abrasive chemical cleaners or solvents as these can affect the lining of your fridge and will disrupt the integrity of the system.

What is the right way to transport my fridge and how long should it leave it off before turning it back on?

All refrigerators should be transported upright and not be compressed against other heavy items. If the fridge is transported upright and gently then it may be left off for as little as one hour.

If the fridge is not transported upright however, then leaving it off overnight or for as little as 8 hours is advised.


The friendly and helpful team at Blueline Plumbing & Plumbing are more than happy to talk you through any questions you may have about the installation of your new water dispensing and ice making refrigeration system. We pride ourselves on attention to detail and provide all of our customers with high-quality workmanship.

If you need the plumbing for your fridge connected, contact us today by filling out the contact form or call us on: 0424 095 622