How to Install the Dishwasher in Your Kitchen
Updated on Friday 03rd February 2017
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Many people enjoy having the latest home technology, especially if these are practical and useful. Most houses in Singapore have dishwashers installed, because it is well-known that washing dishes every day is not a preferred task. Take into consideration that having a large family would definitely require a dishwasher for your kitchen. Our plumbers in Singapore can help you with guidance and assistance if you want to install a dishwasher in your kitchen.
Installing a dishwasher in Singapore
Before you purchase a dishwasher, it is recommended to measure the opening spot to have no unpleasant surprises. The dishwasher might not fit in, so don’t forget to properly analyze every detail about the size, and especially if you are having a new cabinet in your kitchen. When installing the dishwasher, the Singapore plumber will remove the faceplate at the base of the machine to prepare the supply line inlet. The wiring, the drain and the supply pipes must be connected before you push the dishwasher into place.
Regarding the drainpipe, this has to be linked to the discharge pump. The dishwashers need to be vented using an air gap to avoid the water tapping from the sink to the sewer or garbage disposal. The drainpipe will be connected to the air gap and secured with spring clamps.
The plumber will then take care of the supply lines, by turning off the water and installing a dual shut-off valve to connect the dishwasher supply line to the hot water pipe under the kitchen sink. Some Teflon tape might be added to the male threads to prevent any leaks. The next step when installing a dishwasher is to connect the electrical supply. The plumber will shut down the power and then will run the cable through the back of the electrical box of the dishwasher that needs to be installed. It is time now to verify if there are any leaks, so make sure to turn on the dishwasher through a full cycle. If there are no problems, the plumbers in Singapore will place the dishwasher in the opening or into the cabinet, focusing on not touching any pipes.
Tips when you install a dishwasher in Singapore
Our team of plumbers in Singapore recommends you to properly examine the dishwasher before you buy it. You must see if all the wires and the supply lines are included. If you are having a dishwasher replaced, or if you are installing a new one, the water valves and the electrical power must be shut-off. You can also prepare some towels in order to remove any excess water remaining in the lines, if you are disconnecting an old dishwasher.
As a home tip, try to avoid leaving the dishwasher door open, and especially if you have placed forks and knives in its basket. Before you start using the dishwasher, it is recommended to read all the instructions, this way you will also learn how to properly use this kitchen appliance and how to maintain it in the right shape.
If you need a plumber in Singapore who can install a dishwasher in your kitchen, please don’t hesitate to contact our team.