Moving into your new home or apartment may mean having to get a dishwasher install for a replacement. Of course, it is a big purchase that comes with a guided manual. The question then becomes, do you DIY and save money or have a professional takeover for a dishwasher install? Here are a few helpful pointers to lead you in the right direction.
Prepare in advanced
Before you even purchase your dishwasher, you must first measure out how much space you will need to fit the appliance. You will get to determine rather you are working with built-in or existing cabinets and go from there by gathering necessary tools.You must also take into consideration any additional cabinet space that may come between the dishwasher installation process. If you do not feel comfortable with measurements, a professional can take care of drilling exact diameters in order to run any lines. Otherwise, you will need to approach the supply line and electrical box yourself.
Familiarize yourself with connections, hookups and coding
A dishwasher install will require you to know the types of connections needed to fulfill electrical, water supply and drain line requirements. Steps like knowing where the drainpipe should go, types of coding required with building mandates (if applicable), how to connect the dishwasher supply lines including proper hookups and valves and how to make correct electrical connections is necessary. Remember that you may run into unexpected missing connections such as dual outlet valves or tailpieces that you will have to install yourself. This can be tedious work, especially if it is your first time, but know that a professional plumber is ready to help with any issues moving forward if you decide it is not for you.
Be cautious during installation
Though there are specific steps to installing a dishwasher, keep in mind that being cautious during the dishwasher installation should be done for your safety. You should test out the dishwasher prior to cabinet placement, check for leaks, know where and how to properly screw so that it does not damage countertops, know how to shut off valves when needed as well as circuit breakers, plus much more. Expect dishwasher installation to have a lot of moving parts which may require adjusting as you go and buying extra supplies aside from hardware. When you hire a professional, your dishwasher install becomes a breeze as you simply see the process unfold. If you are ready to take on the task yourself however, be sure your dishwasher runs smoothly once completed. As always, do not hesitate to contact a professional if it ends up in a whirlpool mishap!
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