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Can I Move My Washer and Dryer?

July 21, 2017

If you’re in the process of evaluating how you can remodel your basement and are wondering if it’s possible to relocate your washer or dryer, the simple answer is yes you can. The real question will be in the details of the move, which can make it a bit more complicated. Here’s all that must be considered when attempting to move a washer and dryer.

Layout

So before you begin unplugging your washer and dryer, take some quick measurements. You will want to ensure that where you are moving the washer and dryer to can accommodate the appliances. This holds especially true when moving your washer and dryer further than just across the basement to the other side.

Along these same lines, if you’re trying to take the laundry up to the same level as your bedrooms, be sure that the washer and dryer can fit through any doors or tight staircases. If not, you may need to purchase a new model to fit the space. Additionally, be sure to consider storage for the detergent, and any other laundry accessories you may want/need.

Plumbing

Next, and probably most importantly, is figuring out the plumbing situation. Your washing machine needs to be hooked up to a water source in order to use water; so you need to ensure that you can relocate the plumbing. If the relocation of your washer and dryer has to happen no matter what, you can certainly pay enough to get plumbing relocated. Just know that some re-plumbing situations will be much more costly than others.

Try and line-up the new location of your washer and dryer on a wall where there is currently plumbing hooked up. In addition, your dryer needs to be able to hook up to a vent that expels the hot air outside. Lastly, and almost equally important, will be ensuring you have the proper electrical hook-ups for your washer and dryer which can require the skill of a licensed electrician.

Hire a Professional

When moving a washer and dryer a significant distance, or even to the other side of your basement, it’s important to get in touch with a professional. There are lot of things which can go wrong when relocating plumbing and one small mistake can lead to thousands of dollars of damage. For this reason, it’s strongly recommended you get in touch with a Sykesville, MD plumbing service for help.

Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating is a leading Sykesville, MD plumber with over 20 years of experience helping home-owners with all of their plumbing and heating needs. If you need help relocating a washer or dryer in your home, get in touch with the experts at Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating today! We can be reached via phone at 410-781-6791 or fill out the form on our website, today!

 


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