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How to Properly Prepare for a Dishwasher Installation

How to Properly Prepare for a Dishwasher Installation

We have compiled a list of dishwasher installation tips to prevent repeated trips along with last-minute hardware store visits.

We understand that many people tweak their work schedules to wait for appliance delivery and installation services. Therefore, it helps a lot to get the job done right the first time around. We want every single thing to go smoothly to help save you time. As a part of the general dishwasher installation guide, we have compiled a list of dishwasher installation tips to prevent repeated trips along with last-minute hardware store visits. Read on to learn how to prepare for a dishwasher installation!

Measure the Space

Measure the width of the current dishwasher you have in your home. Also, try to record the distance from under the countertop to the floor too. Provide this information to your salesperson so that they can cross-check it against the new dishwasher’s dimensions. Finally, let us at Alpha Plumbing know if you are replacing an older European dishwasher with a newer American model as the new product might protrude off your cabinets too.

Purchase the Right Parts for the Dishwasher Installation

Dishwashers used to come with installation parts. As the years have passed, manufacturers skimped on parts in the interest of keeping their costs down. Basics like water intake hoses and power cords don’t come in the original packaging. For this reason, make sure you have universal parts kits ready to go.

Locate and Check Out Your Water Shut-Off Valve

If you live in any older home or apartment, you will appreciate watching out for this crucial step. Check to see if your home’s water shut-off valve is located underneath the sink or by cabinet nearby. Ensure your shut-off valve is corrosion-free, still in good working condition, has a metal connection, and requires no plumbing alterations in order to connect. Knowing the current state of your water shut-off valve, your plumber from Alpha Plumbing will come prepared with the right parts. You’ll also appreciate knowing the total cost of installation without any last-minute surprises. Finally, do not worry if you can’t see the valve under your counter and sink. Professional installers will usually carry shut-off valves with them in order to stop leaks. Usually, they charge an extra fee for any valve replacements

Find Your Electrical Panel for the Dishwasher Installation

Find your electrical panel to make sure it is safe to turn off power to your kitchen during the dishwasher installation. This is very important for the process.


Alpha Plumbing is a full-service plumbing and contracting company serving the Baltimore and Annapolis metro area with expertise in all aspects of plumbing. We’re family-owned and operated since 1991 from our office in Pasadena. We offer quality plumbing services at reasonable rates in a timely fashion. Our trucks are equipped with GPS systems to ensure we’re prompt and on time. No job is too large or too small! We maintain a fleet of well-stocked trucks and also own and operate our own backhoes for jobs requiring excavation.

For more information and to get a free no-obligation estimate, you can contact us on our website, send us an e-mail, or give us a call at (410) 255-5998.

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