How much does it cost to install a washing machine in 2021?
For most of us, life without a washing machine would probably be a bit of a nightmare. So if yours needs replacing or suddenly packs up, you’ll want to get a new one installed as soon as possible. But how do you go about installing a new washing machine? Is it the kind of job you can tackle yourself? Or should you leave it to a professional who knows exactly what they’re doing?
How much does washing machine installation cost in 2021?Over the past year, Local Heroes tradespeople have helped hundreds of customers to install washing machines. The average cost of the job was £104 – and it usually takes an hour or so.
The average cost of the job was £104 – and it usually takes an hour or so.
If you also need your Local Hero to dispose of your old washing machine for you, don’t forget to mention it when you ask for your quote – there might be an extra charge for this.
How do I install a washing machine myself?
Installing a washing machine isn’t a particularly complex job, but there are some good reasons to get someone else to do it for you. If you do decide to install a washing machine yourself, here are the four basic steps you should take.
- Removing and disposing of your old machine
- Getting the new machine to the right spot in your home
- Connecting the washing machine to water and power
- Testing it to check everything is working properly
How heavy is a washing machine?
The average washing machine is about 90kg. Lifting one and moving it around can be quite a challenge. Washing machines are also big, which makes it even harder to get around corners, over thresholds, etc.
That’s one of the biggest problems with installing it yourself. Luckily, an experienced tradesperson will be well prepared for this. They’ll know how to lift safely – and they’ll also have bits of kit that will make tricky manoeuvres much simpler.
But if you do decide to tackle the job yourself, it’s definitely a good idea to get someone to help you with the heavy lifting!
What can go wrong with installing a washing machine?
The most obvious (and potentially expensive!) thing that can go wrong with washing machine installation is connecting the water hoses incorrectly. This can cause leaks and water damage – not just to your property, but also any properties below yours.
Our article on installing and repairing a washing machine can help you avoid any mistakes with the plumbing. You should also make sure you read the manufacturer’s instructions carefully before getting started.
Book a washing machine installation today
Local Heroes will find you trustworthy, reliable tradespeople in your area who can pop round and help with washing machine installation.
All Local Heroes tradespeople are vetted and insured. Their work also comes with a 12-month guarantee, backed by British Gas.
Booking an appointment is very simple and only takes a few moments. Just click below to get started – and you’ll soon have your new washing machine up and running!