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At Plumbing Therapist, we understand that your dishwasher is an essential part of your daily routine. That’s why we offer professional dishwasher installation services to ensure your kitchen appliances are set up for optimal performance. Our team of licensed plumbers in Tampa Bay is equipped to handle all your dishwasher installation needs, providing a seamless and efficient service that will have your kitchen running smoothly in no time.

Why Choose Plumbing Therapist for Your Dishwasher Installation?

  • Expert Technicians: Our skilled plumbers have years of experience and are trained in installing all major dishwasher brands.
  • Quality Service: We pride ourselves on delivering top-notch service with a focus on customer satisfaction.
  • Timely Installations: We understand the importance of your time, offering prompt and reliable installation services.
  • Peace of Mind: With Plumbing Therapist, rest assured that your dishwasher installation is in good hands.

Our Dishwasher Installation Process

  1. Assessment: We start by assessing your kitchen space and existing plumbing to ensure compatibility with your new dishwasher.
  2. Preparation: Our team will prepare the area for installation, taking care to protect your flooring and countertops.
  3. Installation: We’ll install your dishwasher according to the manufacturer’s specifications, ensuring it’s perfectly aligned and ready to use.
  4. Testing: After installation, we’ll test the dishwasher to ensure it’s operating correctly and there are no leaks.
  5. Guidance: Our experts will walk you through the best practices for using and maintaining your new appliance.

Custom Installations

Whether you’re upgrading to a high-efficiency model or installing a dishwasher for the first time, we can handle any custom requirements. Our team is adept at modifying cabinetry, adjusting electrical connections, and updating plumbing to accommodate your new dishwasher.

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Ready for sparkling clean dishes without the hassle? Contact Plumbing Therapist today at  (813)-437-4477 or schedule your appointment online. Our friendly team is ready to provide you with the best dishwasher installation service in Tampa Bay.

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Why do I need to install a dishwasher at home?

Installing a dishwasher at home offers several benefits that can greatly enhance your daily routine and overall quality of life:

  1. Time Savings: Dishwashers save you time by eliminating the need to wash dishes by hand. You can simply load your dishes and let the machine do the work, freeing up your time for other activities.

  2. Hygiene and Sanitation: Dishwashers can clean at high temperatures, which is more effective at killing germs and bacteria than hand washing. This can lead to a more hygienic kitchen environment.

  3. Water and Energy Efficiency: Modern dishwashers are designed to be energy-efficient and use less water than washing dishes by hand, which can help reduce your utility bills and conserve resources.

  4. Convenience: Dishwashers offer the convenience of cleaning up after meals quickly and easily, especially when you have a large family or entertain guests frequently.

  5. Improved Cleaning: Dishwashers are designed to thoroughly clean and rinse dishes, often providing a level of cleanliness that can be hard to achieve with hand washing.

  6. Less Clutter: Having a dishwasher helps keep your kitchen counters and sinks clear of dirty dishes, creating a tidier space and reducing household clutter.

  7. Protection for Your Dishes: Dishwashers can gently clean delicate items and can prevent the wear and tear that can occur from the abrasive scrubbing of hand washing.

  8. Value Addition: A dishwasher is a desirable feature in a modern home and can add to the resale value of your property.

By investing in a dishwasher and ensuring its proper installation, you can enjoy these benefits while also enhancing the functionality and appeal of your kitchen.

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Your questions answered

Common Dishwasher Installation Questions:

For dishwasher installation, you may need the services of both a plumber and an electrician, depending on the existing setup and local building codes. Here’s why:


  • Water Connection: A plumber is typically required to make the water inlet and drain connections for the dishwasher. They ensure that the dishwasher is properly connected to your home’s water supply and drainage system.
  • Leak Prevention: A plumber can also ensure that all fittings are secure and that there are no leaks, which could potentially cause water damage.


  • Power Supply: If your dishwasher requires a new electrical line or if the existing wiring does not meet the electrical requirements of the dishwasher, an electrician will need to handle this aspect of the installation.
  • Safety Compliance: An electrician can ensure that the electrical work is up to code, which is important for safety and may be necessary for warranty and insurance purposes.

In some cases, if the plumbing and electrical hookups are already in place and no modifications are needed, a skilled individual or a technician with experience in appliance installations might be able to complete the job without the need for specialized tradespeople. However, for most installations, especially in locations where there was not a dishwasher before, the expertise of both a plumber and an electrician will be required to ensure the installation is performed safely and correctly.

Yes, a competent DIYer can often install a dishwasher themselves, especially if it’s a replacement unit and the necessary plumbing and electrical hookups are already in place. Here are some considerations to keep in mind if you’re thinking about installing a dishwasher on your own:

  1. Understanding of Plumbing and Electrical Systems: You should have a good understanding of your home’s plumbing and electrical systems. Dishwasher installation requires connecting water supply and drain lines, as well as ensuring the appliance is properly grounded and connected to power.

  2. Tools and Materials: You’ll need the right tools and materials for the job, including wrenches, screwdrivers, a level, measuring tape, and possibly electrical supplies or plumbing fittings.

  3. Compliance with Codes: Be aware of local building codes and regulations. Some areas may require a licensed professional to perform the installation, or at least an inspection by a professional after the work is completed.

  4. Manufacturer’s Instructions: It’s crucial to follow the manufacturer’s installation instructions carefully to ensure the dishwasher operates correctly and safely, and to avoid voiding the warranty.

  5. Physical Requirements: Installing a dishwasher can be physically demanding, requiring you to work in tight spaces and handle heavy appliances.

  6. Potential for Mistakes: Be aware that incorrect installation can lead to water leaks, electrical issues, or damage to your home and appliance. If you’re not confident in your ability to install the dishwasher correctly, it’s wise to hire a professional.

If you decide to proceed with a DIY installation, make sure to turn off the water and power supply to the area before beginning the installation to prevent any accidents. If at any point you feel unsure about the process, it’s best to consult with or hire a professional to complete the installation.

The time it takes to install a dishwasher can vary depending on several factors, including whether it’s a new installation or a replacement, the readiness of the installation site, and the experience level of the installer. Here’s a general breakdown:

Replacement Installation:

  • If you are replacing an existing dishwasher with a new one of similar size and type, and there are no additional modifications needed to the cabinetry, plumbing, or electrical supply, the installation might take anywhere from 1 to 3 hours.

New Installation:

  • For a new installation where a dishwasher has not been previously installed, the process can take longer, potentially 4 to 6 hours or more. This is because it may involve more complex steps such as adjusting cabinetry, running new plumbing lines, installing a new electrical circuit, or adding a new breaker to the electrical panel.

Factors that can affect installation time include:

  1. Preparation of the Area: If the space where the dishwasher will go needs to be prepared or altered, such as removing cabinetry or ensuring the flooring is suitable, this can add time to the installation process.

  2. Plumbing and Electrical Work: If new plumbing or electrical work is required to accommodate the dishwasher, this can significantly extend the installation time, especially if walls or floors need to be opened up.

  3. Complications: Unforeseen issues such as discovering outdated plumbing that needs to be replaced, difficulties in fitting the dishwasher into the space, or addressing electrical issues can also add time.

  4. Skill Level: An experienced professional can typically perform the installation more quickly than a DIY installer, due to their familiarity with the process and potential issues that can arise.

For the most accurate estimate, it’s best to consult with a professional installer who can assess your specific situation. If you’re scheduling an installation, it’s a good idea to allow for extra time beyond the estimated duration to account for any unexpected challenges that may arise.

Choosing the right size dishwasher depends on the space available in your kitchen and your household needs. Here are some guidelines to help you determine the appropriate size:

Standard Size Dishwashers:

  • The most common size for a built-in dishwasher is 24 inches wide, 35 inches high, and 24 inches deep. This size is suitable for most family homes and fits under the kitchen counter.

Compact Size Dishwashers:

  • If you have a smaller kitchen or you don’t generate a lot of dishes, a compact 18-inch dishwasher might be a better fit. It’s also suitable for a household of one or two people or for use in a bar area.

Portable and Countertop Dishwashers:

  • Portable dishwashers are on wheels and can be moved around the kitchen. They typically measure 18 inches wide and are a good option if you cannot accommodate a built-in unit.
  • Countertop models are even smaller and can sit on your counter, connecting temporarily to a sink faucet as needed.


  • Dishwasher capacity is often measured in place settings. A standard dishwasher holds about 12 to 16 place settings, while a compact one may hold around 8 to 10.

Considerations for Choosing the Right Size:

  1. Measure Your Space: Before purchasing a dishwasher, measure the dimensions of the space where it will be installed. Make sure to allow for clearance to open the door and load dishes.

  2. Family Size and Usage: Consider your family size and how often you plan to run the dishwasher. Larger families or those who entertain often may benefit from a standard or even a larger model.

  3. Kitchen Layout: The layout of your kitchen may dictate the size of the dishwasher you can install. If you’re limited on space or have a non-traditional layout, a compact or portable dishwasher might be the best solution.

  4. Energy Efficiency: Larger dishwashers can be more energy-efficient per dish washed compared to smaller ones if you run full loads. However, if you rarely fill up a dishwasher, a smaller model could be more efficient for your needs.

  5. Budget: Larger dishwashers tend to be more expensive, not just in terms of initial cost but also the long-term costs of water and energy use.

When selecting a dishwasher, it’s also important to consider the features you want, such as specific wash cycles, noise level, and energy efficiency ratings. Always check the specifications of the dishwasher model you are considering to ensure it will fit in the designated space and meet your needs. If you’re replacing an existing dishwasher, it’s usually best to stick with the same size unless you’re planning to remodel your kitchen.


Before the installation of a dishwasher, several preparatory steps should be taken to ensure the process goes smoothly:

  1. Measure the Space:

    • Confirm the dimensions of the new dishwasher will fit in the existing space. Standard built-in dishwashers typically require an opening that’s 24 inches wide, 34 inches high, and 24 inches deep.
  2. Check the Connections:

    • Ensure that electrical wiring and plumbing are in place and in good condition. For a new installation, you may need to have these services installed by a professional.
  3. Inspect the Electrical Supply:

    • Verify that there is an appropriate electrical outlet under the sink or in the vicinity of the dishwasher space. The outlet should be a grounded 120-volt, 60-Hz, AC-only electrical supply, installed in accordance with local codes and ordinances.
  4. Examine the Plumbing:

    • Ensure that the hot water supply line is available under the sink for the dishwasher’s water intake. Also, there should be a drain connection for the wastewater.
  5. Prepare the Area:

    • Clear out any items from under the sink and the area where the dishwasher will be installed. Remove any obstructions that might impede the installation process.
  6. Cabinetry:

    • If cabinetry work is needed, such as removing a cabinet to make room for the dishwasher, this should be completed before the installation day.
  7. Flooring:

    • Ensure that the flooring is even and extends all the way to the wall where the dishwasher will be installed. Uneven flooring can cause installation issues.
  8. Read the Manual:

    • Review the installation instructions for any specific requirements for your new dishwasher. Some models may have unique needs.
  9. Purchase Necessary Supplies:

    • If the installation requires additional parts like a new water supply line, a drain hose, or electrical components, purchase these ahead of time.
  10. Schedule the Installation:

    • If a professional is installing the dishwasher, confirm the appointment and make sure you or someone responsible is available at the scheduled time.
  11. Old Dishwasher:

    • If you’re replacing an old dishwasher, make sure it’s emptied of all dishes and unplug it. You may also want to disconnect it from the water supply and drain lines before the installer arrives, but only if you’re comfortable doing so.
  12. Path Clearance:

    • Clear a path from the entryway to the kitchen to allow the installer to move the dishwasher easily.

By taking these steps, you can help ensure that the dishwasher installation process is as efficient and trouble-free as possible.

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