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"Don't try this at home!" is the first thing that comes to mind when I think about major appliance installation. I actually equivocate the importance of a professional major appliance installation to that of a professional haircut! If you have just purchased a brand new can opener or blender, feel free to take on the great feat of plugging them into an outlet in your kitchen without the assistance of a trained professional.

However, if you have just purchased a new dishwasher or refrigerator, be sure to leave this stuff to the experts. The same goes for wine refrigeration units, built-in ice makers, washing machines and dryers, ranges, over the range microwaves, garbage disposals and ovens. The last thing you want is an unexpected kitchen remodel.

Often times, self-installed water-related appliances such as refrigerators and dishwashers end up costing thousands in new flooring and cabinetry because something goes wrong. Furthermore, in some cases, product warranties are voided. Let a licensed, trained professional install your major appliances. This way, in the event that there is a malfunction, the warranty will still apply and the installation company could be liable for the repairs.

Important things to note...

If you are remodeling your kitchen, make sure that your contractor schedules appliance installation last.

Many flooring contractors prefer to install the flooring prior to cabinet and appliance installation simply because fewer cuts are involved in the floor installation. But, even more importantly, if you ever decide to replace your appliances with different styles or dimensions, you can be certain that your slab won't show.

What kind of contractor should I hire to install my appliances?

If you want to install a garbage disposal, a refrigerator or washing machine, you will need to hire a plumber. Additionally, if you need a gas oven or gas range installed, you will need a plumber. If you are installing an electric dryer, electric stove, microwave or electric oven, you should hire an electrician.

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