Depending on who you buy your appliance from, you might be able to have the appliance installed by professionals; they’ll unpack the unit and take all their rubbish away, while some companies even offer to take your old appliance away too. Most companies who provide this part of the service also endeavour to recycle your old unit, making it an even wiser choice.
Installing Your Own Appliance
If you’re left to install the appliance yourself there are some key things you should bear in mind and some steps you’ll want to take:
- The first thing you should do is to make sure the floor is level and that it is solid and smooth.
- If you find that your floor is uneven you should be able to adjust the feet.
- Place some board under the feet if you have a grooved floor.
- Ensure you have enough room to situate the pipes and the power cable. The pipes should be connected to your waste water pipe and there should be no kinks.
- If you can, keep the pipes in an area where you can reach them, just in case you need repairs carrying out.
Once you’ve pushed your washing machine backwards into its designated spot, you’re ready to go; just ensure the spot is clear and clean so you don’t have to pull it back out again.
Think About Integration
Before you opt for the integrated washing machine, take the time to think about the possibility of it needing repairs. Any repairs carried out on an integrated appliance could mean damaging your units or fixtures to carry out the work.