How to connect a kitchen appliance

25 November 2019

a woman in a blue shirt holding a tablet inspecting her new oven

If you’ve just moved in, your kitchen appliances may already be connected. However, it’s still a good idea to check all of the hoses are in line and well tightened before turning the appliance on. You should also re-check connections when the appliances have been up and running after a day or two as dripping connections can give rise to significant damage over time.

This same applies when you have a new appliance installed at a later date. The plumber may have connected everything up, but there’s no harm in having a quick look to make sure.

Of course, checking everything’s in order becomes much more important if you’ve connected your kitchen appliances yourself.

Every new-build home in the UK that is sold with an NHBC Buildmark warranty and insurance policy comes with a secure, online Home User Guide (HUG). HUG is a free, personalised portal where you can store all the information you need about your home. It also contains useful advice about moving into a new home, designed to help you settle in as smoothly as possible.

This how-to guide and the accompanying video is just part of the guidance available on HUG. If you’re in the process of buying a new-build home, or have recently bought one, with Buildmark cover make sure you check out HUG. It’s also the place where you can most conveniently accept your Buildmark cover.

Remember, most repair and maintenance ought to be carried out by a professional.

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