DIY Appliance Installation

Some people will want to try DIY appliance installation. Generally speaking, this can be a good idea if you're equipped for it and you want to save a few dollars. Appliance installation is something that all people will need to do eventually. However, appliance installation varies so much. Some appliances can be installed quite easily while others will need to be built into something in order for everything to work. Appliance installation is something that should be done professionally in some cases. But in other cases, people can probably get away with doing it themselves.

Complementary Appliance Installation

Appliance installation is frequently offered right along with the appliance. A lot of people will want to use this option. If the installation is already available for free or if it is available at a very low additional cost, then you should got for it! It'll save you some trouble, save your back, and installers usually know what they're doing. Appliance installation is a chore, even if it is relatively easy compared to a great deal of other household repairs and home renovation jobs. As such, it is a good idea for people to be able to take whatever is going to make things easier for them.

Appliances With Complicated Installation

Appliances like fridges are really only going to be difficult in terms of the initial labor required to get them in the house. Once you've got it placed in your home, you can simply plug it in. You may need to call out a plumber for water line installation if the fridge dispenses water and/or has an automatic icemaker. The additional water line is usually a quick, simple installation.

Appliances like microwaves are just as easy to put into place in most cases with a few caveats. If you need to hang it from a wall, or if it functions as a vent for your stove, it'll take quite a bit more work to install. You'll need to hang the proper bracket and, if you don't already have a hole cut in your wall, you'll need to do so for the vent. This is way more work than a standard countertop unit, so keep that in mind.

Dishwashers obviously need a little more work. They require an electrical hookup, a water line in, and a waste water line out. If the connections are already in place DIY dishwasher installation is pretty easy. If you don't already have a dishwasher with the hookups in place, it definitely pays to have a plumber do the work for you.

Washing machines, dryers, and ovens also require much more effort in terms of appliance installation. Gas dryers and ovens need gas line installation which should definitely be done by a licensed plumber. There might be directions with the stove or the washing machine and dryer that would allow you to get the job done on your own, but you are risking dangerous gas leaks. Washing machines need electric hookup, a cold water line, a hot water line, and a waste water line. For all of these, we recommend calling out your local plumber.


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