In many cases, your home came with a dishwasher, and the home you are moving to already has one. But if that is not your situation, you may be faced with the unfamiliar task of disconnecting and moving your dishwasher. The good news is that it is not very hard to move a dishwasher if you know what you are doing. The better news is that today, Move Central movers, San Diego, are going to give you our professional tips for moving a dishwasher.
- Turn off the power.
If you look under your sink or pull your dishwasher out from the wall, you may be able to pull the plug out from the outlet there. However, some outlets may be hard to reach, or your dishwasher may be hardwired into the house’s electric system. In this case, you will want to turn the power to your dishwasher off at the breaker panel. If you need help, contact a technician to disconnect it for you, or if you are moving with us, our San Diego full service moving company can arrange for a technician for you.
- Turn off the water.
Again, by looking under the kitchen sink, you may be able to find and turn off the water supply to the dishwasher. If so, turn the water off completely and drain the supply hoses. Once they are empty, dry them off and wrap them, either with packing paper or towels, and put them into the dishwasher.
- Clean the unit.
Before moving it, clean the outside of your dishwasher with a wet cloth and cleaner.
- Let it dry.
To keep your dishwasher from molding, let it dry for about 24 hours with the door opened after disconnecting the water and cleaning it. This will ensure that there is no moisture left inside the unit.
For some or many of your home’s appliances, you may need a technician, because they have high-voltage connections or are connected to gas lines that require a licensed person to disconnect them safely. When moving with our San Diego moving company, we can have all of your appliances disconnected for you before the moving date if you arrange that service with us. This will be performed by a third-party company that we know and trust, and the charge will be conveniently added to your final bill.
REMEMBER: Your Move Central movers in San Diego cannot do any of the following:
- Aid with the disconnection or reconnection of household appliances including the dishwasher, refrigerator, ice maker, washer, dryer, etc.
- Turn off any utilities
- Make any kind of appliance repairs or do appliance maintenance.
However, we do hope that this article has made it easier to understand how to disconnect and ready your dishwasher for a move, and our San Diego movers are always here to help you make your move as painless and frustration-free as possible. If you have any questions about your move or want to schedule for a technician to help you disconnect your appliances, please contact us anytime.