10 February, 2022

Few people want to spend their precious time scrubbing dishes, which has made dishwashers a necessity for many people. If you’ve just bought yourself a brand new dishwasher, or are thinking of buying one, you may be wondering: can a handyman install a dishwasher?

The answer is…it depends. In this article, we’ll cover the various scenarios where a handyman can install a dishwasher, or when you may need the help of other professionals.

Can a handyman install a dishwasher?

At the bare minimum, a dishwasher requires the necessary plumbing and powerpoint to function. For the plumbing, this includes piping, a mini stop tap, and a pressure limiting valve. If these things are in place, and the dishwasher fits into your existing cabinetry, a handyman should be able to install it for you. This is usually the case if you’re replacing an old dishwasher with a new one, unless the old dishwasher uses ancient electrical connections that need to be replaced.

To complete this work, the handyman will just need to connect the new dishwasher to the drain and inlet tap, plug it in, and then slide it into place. In some cases they may need to replace old hoses, which can take a little more work.

On the other hand, if you’re installing a dishwasher as part of a kitchen renovation, you may need the right plumbing to be installed, as well as a powerpoint. If this is the case, a handyman will need to have the necessary plumbing and electrical qualifications to complete the work. It’s fairly common for handymen to have additional qualifications such as these, so be sure to check in with yours before hiring them.

If custom cabinetry needs to be installed, you may need to hire a licensed carpenter or another professional to do so, unless your handyman also has carpentry experience. This is rare though—most modern kitchens have the necessary plumbing, electrical, and cabinetry to accommodate a dishwasher, so can be installed by most handymen.

In some cases, the handyman may be able to dispose of your dishwasher for you. But they will likely charge extra for this because they’ll need to drop it off at a facility that recycles white goods.

How much do dishwasher installs cost?

If the plumbing and electrical necessities are in place, a dishwasher install should cost between $150 to $200. If not, you can expect to pay anywhere from $500 to $2000, which will include hiring a plumber and electrician.

Handyman dishwasher install

Installing your dishwasher correctly is crucial—the last thing you want is for the water hose to come loose, which can flood your kitchen and cause serious damage. We’ve installed plenty of dishwashers in our time, so have the experience and tools to get the job done properly.

If you’d like us to take care of your dishwasher installation, please get in touch. Our reliable handymen can complete basic installs where the piping and powerpoint is already in place, which is usually a replacement of an old unit.