We offer a wide range of services for that fresh look, or just maintenance or updates to keep your home functioning and safe. Regardless of the size of the job, we have a craftsman that can tackle it. We offer a wide range of services for that fresh look, or just maintenance or updates to keep your home functioning and safe. Regardless of the size of the job, we have a craftsman that can tackle it.
Plumbing / July 6, 2022
Fixing a dishwasher can become a real bear of a problem. Not only can they be extremely messy, smelly, and difficult to access, but the longer they go unrepaired, the greater the wait time before you and your family can easily wash dishes again. Read below for reasons to hire a professional to get this job done, and for ways that Handyman Connection can be a valuable resource for the various plumbing services Mississauga residents need.
We all work hard at our jobs, and have family responsibilities on top of it. It is common to try to save money, do it yourself, and take pride in repairing your own appliances. This is understandable, but dishwashers are notoriously difficult for a layperson to repair successfully. The combination of electricity, plumbing, and squeezing into tight spaces is usually more than a hardworking homeowner is prepared for.
You don’t want to be spending multiple evenings and weekends trying to repair something that a professional plumber could take care of in a few hours, during the day. There are also numerous regulations and codes that you would have to take time to research. Plumbers already know all of this.
Another risk of doing dishwasher repair by yourself is the risk of an installation error. Crossed wires can cause fires, and unsecured water supply or drain lines can cause major leaks, water damage, and even flooding. Hiring a plumber who does this all day every reduces almost all of these risks. Furthermore, in the rare event that they do make a mistake, help is only a phone call away, and you should be covered under a customer service warranty or satisfaction guarantee.
Mounting a new dishwasher can also be tricky. If the new dishwasher is even 1/4 of an inch larger or smaller than the old one, it will take some clever retrofitting to install it correctly. A professional plumber will know how to maximize space or create void fills in the event a new dishwasher is slightly oversized or undersized.
A major hassle of fixing or replacing an old dishwasher is what to do with it after it has been removed from your kitchen. Dishwashers are extremely heavy to try to lift by yourself. Not everyone has a truck that can haul a dishwasher, and even fewer people know where to dispose of a dishwasher properly.
Old dishwashers are notorious for damaging a kitchen floor during the removal process. Their sharp edges can create gashes in linoleum, their weight can easily crush kitchen tile, and if they spill water, you have a big smelly mess to clean up. You also risk injury to yourself when you try to move an old dishwasher alone. Professionals will bring appliance dollies and a helping hand or two, if necessary, to safely and efficiently remove the old machine.
When you schedule an estimate with Handyman Connection, the first thing we will do is diagnose the problem. We will not automatically recommend replacing the whole unit if we notice a relatively quick solution. If the problem does require a more advanced solution, we will describe the situation completely and give you an honest assessment of what it will take to fix it.
Our customers often praise us for being courteous, professional, and prompt. We pride ourselves on outstanding customer service that sets us apart from the competition. Call us today and we will help you in every way we can.