Can I Install My New Dishwasher Myself?

It may seem like an easy task to install a new dishwasher, especially if it is a replacement. However, it may not be as easy as it looks, and it is often worth the investment to hire a professional plumber for your dishwasher installation. There are complications that can occur, both during and after installation, that can be avoided with a professional installation. Here are a few good reasons to hire a plumber for the job.

The Right Fit

Although you may buy the same size dishwasher, it is likely to fit differently than your previous model. Hookups can be in different places and it may need some alterations for it to be installed correctly. Unless you have extensive plumbing experience, it can be complicated and require the right tools and parts to make it fit properly. Plus, a plumber can usually install a dishwasher in a few hours or less; you may find yourself spending several hours or even days trying to install your appliance, making a mess of one of the most frequently used rooms in your home.

Leaks Can be Expensive

If not installed right, dishwasher leaks can occur that can mean serious damage to your home. A leak under or behind a dishwasher can go undetected, causing extensive water damage to walls and flooring in the meantime. This can be much more expensive to repair than just paying for a plumber to install your dishwasher correctly in the first place.

If you are buying a new dishwasher, contact a local plumber to inquire about scheduling installation. You want to make sure it is installed correctly to last for many years to come. It can make the process go quicker and prevent many problems in the future.

Posted on behalf of:
Bynum & Sons Plumbing, Inc.
2120 McDaniels Bridge Rd SW
Lilburn, GA 30047
(770) 884-4678

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