The only thing I can think of is that the social media icons are currently listed in your "main" template within your WP theme. You can try copying the code for the social media icons from the "main" template and pasting them within the "footer" template.
If the template is editable by any User, it should be under Appearance > Edit. The php files are listed on the right.
**Just don't delete the current social media code until you have the new social media code working in the footer.