New Appliance Installation - Do's & Don'ts
Whether you’re looking to upgrade or it’s out of necessity of a failed appliance, new appliance installation time can be exciting. Read along to learn about common issues that you can avoid!
Before you order
- Measure the width, depth, and height of each space where an appliance will go.
- Write down any restrictions to the measurements.
- A wall may block a refrigerator door from opening
- A cabinet knob may impede a range from opening
- Counter height may differ and affect what size unit you may install
- Understand how your appliance will be powered
- Laundry appliances, stoves, water heaters, and ranges may be powered by gas or electricity
- Anticipate any future cabinet layout or design changes.
- Will the appliance color still work if you decide to paint the cabinets?
- Will the appliances fit if you change the cabinet layout?
The "Do's" of New Appliance Installation
- Document your property of any scratches or dings in walls and floors with pictures
- Make sure floor protection is used to avoid damaging your floors
- Ensure all connections are properly hooked up
- Test the refrigerator water line while home
- Test the dishwasher water supply while home
- Make sure all appliances power up
- Make sure you don’t smell a gas leak if using gas appliances
- Do install moisture detection alarms – it’s a great time to do so
The "Don'ts" of New Appliance Installation
- Don’t assume installers will protect your home like it’s their own
- Don’t be afraid to ask them to lay down protection
- Don’t assume they will make all appliance connections flawlessly without testing to ensure they are properly working
- You just got your appliances, you shouldn’t have to wait for their next availability to remedy the issue!
- Don’t ignore the “Do” checklist, it will be frustrating to return improper fitting appliances
- Don’t wait to call Service Restoration if an improperly installed water line has caused water damage
- Don’t wait to call Service Restoration if an appliance has caused a fire
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