When it comes to appliance installation, did you know that there is more than one way to install your kitchen appliances? You can choose how your kitchen appliances will be installed to improve your kitchen’s aesthetic.
Below are some different styles that you can choose from when you want Plumbing Troopers to install an appliance for you in your home.
This is a type of appliance installation that involves the front part of the appliance extending out past the front-facing part of your cabinets.Many dishwashers as well as refrigerators are installed sitting proud.
Not only is sitting proud a great way of gaining easier access to the appliances doors and handles, it also makes the appliance stand out.
This type of appliance installation keeps the front-facing part of your kitchen appliance in line with the front-facing part of the kitchen cabinets. This way, the kitchen appliance seems to blend in with the rest of the décor.
Flush installations are ideal for appliances such assub-zero built-in refrigerators as well as microwaves and ovens.
You can opt for the standard flush installation which only involves installing the appliance. Alternatively, you can choose a panel integrated flush installation which involves installing the appliance yet leaving room for panels that will blend in with the rest of the kitchen cabinets consequently, your appliance will be flush with the rest of the cabinetry.
A stand alone installation refers to when the appliance is freestanding. Stand alone installations are perfect for dryers, washers, and dishwashers
There are two different types of standalone installations:
- Counter depth
- Standard depth
The type of appliance you buy will determine the type of standalone installation you end up choosing. Standard appliances are a few inches larger than the counter’s depth which results in them sitting proud while some customized appliances are made to fit the counter’s depth resulting in a flush look.
Why You Should Avoid DIY Dishwasher Installation
As experts in the field of appliance installation, we come across many mistakes that homeowners make when installing appliance themselves. This is the case especially for dishwasher installation.
When installing any appliance you need to make exact measurements otherwise you will end up not working.
Even though the installation of a dishwasher seems straightforward, overlooking the small details means that you might end up with a disaster on your hands.
Some of the issues that might arise from wrongly installing your dishwasher include:
- Water pooling
- A breakout of mold and bacteria
Below are some of the mistakes that might result in the above mentioned issues:
In the event that you run the supply line or drain tubing incorrectly, there’s a big chance that your sink drain will back up. As we are sure you know, the grossness can be overwhelming. The drain usually backs up when you fail to connect the dishwasher to the air gap device.
When installing a new dishwasher, you will have to ensure that it fits perfectly into the allocated space. Wrong measurements can lead to huge inconveniences. For instance, if the dishwasher you have purchased is too large for the allocated space, it means that it will not fit. This can only mean two things, either, you will have to take it back and get a replacement, or you will have to enlarge the allocated space. This last option is both expensive as well as time consuming.
In addition, you will need to ensure that you have the correct measurements for the drain pipes.
Incorrect measurements of the discharge and supply pipes will result in dirty dishes.
Right screw sizes are just as important as the correct drain pipe measurements. Usually, two screws will be needed to secure the dishwasher’s metal tabs to your countertop’s underside.
You need to be careful when screwing in your unit, as these screws will be the only thing holding your dishwasher in place.
Most homeowners make the mistake of usingscrewdrivers that are too long. Also, when putting these screws in place, you will need to do it slowly and carefully.
Small Appliances You Should Get An Expert To Take A Look At
At Plumbing Troopers we take pride in our many years of experience making repairs on small electrical appliances.
To maintain your home routine and to keep it uninterrupted you should ensure that you have regular maintenance conducted on all your electric appliances, both big and small.
In some cases, carrying out such maintenance might be too expensive and you are better off purchasing a new appliance.
Below are some small electric appliances that are worth doing repairs on.
A replacement for a microwave oven you will generally cost you about $100, making it more economical to purchase a new unit than fixing the broken down one. However, there are a couple of issues that do not justify the cost of a brand new microwave oven.
These issues include:
- Malfunctioning touchpad
- Problems with the door switch
- Not lighting up when cooking or when the microwave door opens
On the other hand the below listed issues justify why you would purchase a new microwave oven:
- Cooking a meal takes longer than it should
- The unit makes loud noises while it cooks
- The microwave makes a loud buzzing sound when you press the ‘Start’ button
Toasters are some of the simplest electrical appliances you will ever find in any home. Some of the issues that might indicate that your toaster is not working properly include:
- Blown fuse which results in the toaster not receiving any power
- Door will not close
- A malfunctioning thermostat that is detected when the toaster has unregulated heat or no heat at all
- A bad timer that results in the toaster not automatically switching off
Due to the very basic nature of the issues toasters have, it is worth having an expert like Plumbing Troopers take a look at your unit.
Unfortunately, some manufacturers do not make toaster parts readily available in which case you will have no other option than to buy yourself a new toaster.
One of the most inconveniencing things that can happen to you is having your chilled wine getting warm. Thankfully though, wine coolers are some of the appliances where it makes more sense to get repairs done than purchasing a brand new unit.
In case you notice that your wine cooler isn’t working as it should, here are some troubleshooting tips you might want to give a try:
• If your unit will not turn on, ensure that the circuit breaker has not tripped and that the power cordis properly inserted into the power outlet.
- If you detect that the air in the wine cooler is humid, ensure that the evaporator fan has sufficient air circulation
- In the event that frost builds up in your unit, you need to adjust the defrost coolers as is needed.
- If you notice that the dual-zone temperature features is malfunctioning, check your thermostat settings to figure out what the problem might be
- Vacuum the condenser coil when the temperature gets too warm. If that does not resolve the issue, inspect the circuit board and replace it if necessary
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