So now you have found the right dishwasher for your needs. It now needs to be installed in your kitchen or scullery or wherever else it is suitable and handy. If you are simply swopping out your existing dishwasher then it is less likely for any plumbing to be involved. If it is a new installation then you are likely to require the services of a plumber and possibly even an electrician to provide a power point and/or plumbing. However some houses, especially newer ones come with the required plumbing and electrical points. Always have a good look around before deciding how to move forward!
Types of Dishwashers
Dishwashers do not differ dramatically from each other, though there are freestanding and built in varieties. The primary difference is that freestanding models will have a cover on the top. Models designed to be built into cabinetry will often not have a top cover as it is more than what is required.
Dishwashers normally will be of a typically ‘standard’ height, depth and width – with minor variations between manufacturers. This is to ensure that most models will fit into pre-designed spaces. There are also compact dishwashers, typically half the size of a regular model which are suited to compact kitchens or for single households. So don’t worry too much about size but even with saying that always measure the space where you want the dishwasher to fit into and take those dimensions with you when you visit your friendly retailer.
How Much Does Dishwasher Installation Cost?
The cost of installing a dishwasher is typically a flat fee. Expect to pay in the region of R400 for installation of a dishwasher. This fee will however vary depending on the type of installation. Swopping out or upgrading a unit will typically be covered by this, but anything outside this scope – such as providing new power points and installing plumbing - will involve additional costs. Always get a quote before work starts and make sure that your installer has all the necessary qualifications or you could be you could be voiding the warranty of your appliance as well as your insurance cover if it is installed incorrectly. Look on www.homeimprovement4u.co.za to see if your tradesperson is on our site and has positive reviews.
The charges will vary by region and locality, so be sure to find out before you book your job!
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