Home dishwasher in use.

Plumbing Requirements to Install a Dishwasher

Having a dishwasher in your home saves a lot of time and money. A dishwasher generally uses much less water than hand washing dishes and it keeps your hands from getting extremely dry. Installing a dishwasher in your home is exciting and not as expensive or hard to do as you might think. When you’re preparing for this project, make sure you have all of the proper plumbing tools necessary in order to successfully complete the job.

Water supply valve
In order to wash your dishes there obviously has to be water, specifically hot water. If there is not a water supply valve located where you need to have the dishwasher, you can install one. Once you’ve located or installed the water supply valve you’ll need to ensure the dishwasher has been properly hooked up.

Drain line
After the dishwasher has cleaned your dishes, all that water has to go somewhere and that’s through the drain line. The dishwasher already comes with a hose that will need to be connected to the drain line which is located under the sink.

Not only will you need the above plumbing parts, you’ll also need counter space and the proper electrical wiring hookups. Once the dishwasher has been installed, check for leaks! You don’t want to go to use your dishwasher, walk away and then come back to a flood.