Installing a dishwasher in your kitchen is a great way to eliminate a task that most find tedious, but a poorly installed dishwasher could do a lot of damage to your home. This is why many choose to hire an experienced professional to do the work. If you decide that it is a project you could handle on your own, there are a few essential things to keep in mind to ensure that your dishwasher doesn’t end up becoming more trouble than it is worth.

The major concern is that of leaking water causing damage. Often there needs to be water supply and takeaway lines running behind cabinets in your kitchen, and a leak there could go unnoticed for a long time, causing serious damage.

There is also a possibility that you will cause issues with the drainage of your sink if the drainage from the dishwasher is connected improperly. This could be annoying, but it could also lead to water backing up in areas where it can do damage.