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Recommend services to replace appliances please

I'm hoping to replace all the appliances in my rental condo (range, microwave + exhaust combo, fridge, dishwasher). No one is living inside right now.

Is there a service/shop that will help me: remove the old ones, dispose and install the new appliances? To remove, I think Microwave and dishwasher would require more work.

Does Lowe's, Rona, etc. have these all in one services? Like I buy from Lowe's and they do everything (for a fee of course). I'm hoping of course to have the easiest route for me.

Thanks
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Costco have a white glove delivery service who hauls away old appliances, but you have to unplug / unmount those, and, of course, buy the new ones at Costco
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Call, make an appointment and visit Billa appliances in Markham. Not only they provide best prices, but go over and beyond to install and haul old appliances to the curb. Their delivery boys are very friendly and professional.
rfdrfd wrote: I'm hoping to replace all the appliances in my rental condo (range, microwave + exhaust combo, fridge, dishwasher). No one is living inside right now.

Is there a service/shop that will help me: remove the old ones, dispose and install the new appliances? To remove, I think Microwave and dishwasher would require more work.

Does Lowe's, Rona, etc. have these all in one services? Like I buy from Lowe's and they do everything (for a fee of course). I'm hoping of course to have the easiest route for me.

Thanks
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DoorCrasher wrote: Costco have a white glove delivery service who hauls away old appliances, but you have to unplug / unmount those, and, of course, buy the new ones at Costco
They won't install right? Like the microwave and dishwasher
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newlyborn wrote: Call, make an appointment and visit Billa appliances in Markham. Not only they provide best prices, but go over and beyond to install and haul old appliances to the curb. Their delivery boys are very friendly and professional.
Thank you. Their Toronto location is closer to me, I assume that's good as the Markham shop?
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rfdrfd wrote: They won't install right? Like the microwave and dishwasher
they don't install microwave (it's plug and play, like we can say). Same for dishwasher. But thos 2 appliances are not difficult to install. Remove old - they haul away -- and install new. both are plug in and use
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DoorCrasher wrote: they don't install microwave (it's plug and play, like we can say). Same for dishwasher. But thos 2 appliances are not difficult to install. Remove old - they haul away -- and install new. both are plug in and use
Maybe OP wants an over the range microwave which wouldn't be a simple plug and play.
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DoorCrasher wrote: they don't install microwave (it's plug and play, like we can say). Same for dishwasher. But thos 2 appliances are not difficult to install. Remove old - they haul away -- and install new. both are plug in and use
Tha_Doggg wrote: Maybe OP wants an over the range microwave which wouldn't be a simple plug and play.
Correct. It's a mounted microwave range hood combo, which I probably can YouTube but the main issue is the dishwasher.

My realtor tells me better have a proper person install the dishwasher because if the water leaks it can cause damage to the floor and condo unit below mine and then legal issues. I'm the landlord of this unit.

I'd rather do it right
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DoorCrasher wrote: But thos 2 appliances are not difficult to install. Remove old - they haul away -- and install new. both are plug in and use
Lol, famous last words...
"I'm a bit upset. I've been grab by the back without any alert and lubrification"
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Toukolou wrote: Lol, famous last words...

No need to be an engineer to unplug water and drain hose, électricité, pull out dishwasher and install new one, reversing the steps... Same for a fridge, washer, dryer...

Anyway, one is free to pay if not confortable doing it
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I haven't YouTubed it but no idea how to remove this one. Looks very heavy too

Okay found this. The new one may not match any of the holes and I have to do some of these work not sure if I'm comfortable enough if not the entire thing I fall down and hurt someone

https://youtu.be/IYlfldtsYCo
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DoorCrasher wrote:
they don't install microwave (it's plug and play, like we can say). Same for dishwasher. But thos 2 appliances are not difficult to install. Remove old - they haul away -- and install new. both are plug in and use
Toukolou wrote: Lol, famous last words...
This

An over the stove microwave and a Dishwasher are hardly plug & play
As the microwave may need to be hardwired
And the DW is both electrical & plumbing involved
(Same as a Clothes Washer)

I’d say the odds are most homeowners these days aren’t that handy
And so they hire folks to do these jobs
Be it the Appliance Delivery Service, An Independent Appliance Guy, a Plumber, an Electrician, or a general Handyman
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PointsHubby wrote: This

An over the stove microwave and a Dishwasher are hardly plug & play
As the microwave may need to be hardwired
And the DW is both electrical & plumbing involved
(Same as a Clothes Washer)

I’d say the odds are most homeowners these days aren’t that handy
And so they hire folks to do these jobs
Be it the Appliance Delivery Service, An Independent Appliance Guy, a Plumber, an Electrician, or a general Handyman

I undertand that when you don't know something, don't touch it. This is a basic safety rule.

In another hand, when you are a home owner, or owns condos/appartments for rental purpose, you have to be a minimum handy if you do not want to throw money out of your pocket everytime you make some minimal changes. I am not that handy, but, as a home owner, I know basics like replacing a washer... Unplug hot water, unplug cold water, unmount drain hose, plug hot water, plug cold water, install drain hose, level the washer and test... same for dishwasher. Microwave above the stove may be a little tricky, and you may need a hand is it can get heavy while you install it. It can be hardwired, but, in OP's case, it's a replacement so the "rough" is already installed... same for dishwasher, plumbing is already installed, it is, IMHO, plug and play. Youtube can be a good teacher as well.

Again, I understand that some are uncomfortable doing minimal tasks in their house, and are willing to pay, and that's OK
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DoorCrasher wrote: I undertand that when you don't know something, don't touch it. This is a basic safety rule.

In another hand, when you are a home owner, or owns condos/appartments for rental purpose, you have to be a minimum handy if you do not want to throw money out of your pocket everytime you make some minimal changes. I am not that handy, but, as a home owner, I know basics like replacing a washer... Unplug hot water, unplug cold water, unmount drain hose, plug hot water, plug cold water, install drain hose, level the washer and test... same for dishwasher. Microwave above the stove may be a little tricky, and you may need a hand is it can get heavy while you install it. It can be hardwired, but, in OP's case, it's a replacement so the "rough" is already installed... same for dishwasher, plumbing is already installed, it is, IMHO, plug and play. Youtube can be a good teacher as well.

Again, I understand that some are uncomfortable doing minimal tasks in their house, and are willing to pay, and that's OK
Aftering watching that hanging microwave installation YouTube it's doable for me but if the new one needs a new bracket to be installed, I'd have to ensure I install it on one stud and then drill other holes . That's vital to hold the entire weight of that thing

Dishwasher, is it easy to attach the water hoses to ensure it is 100% water tight?

That's my main concern. If it leaks over time, then it's legal issues if the lower condo units ceiling is wet then insurance company will say I'm not covered because it was not installed by a certified person.
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rfdrfd wrote: Aftering watching that hanging microwave installation YouTube it's doable for me but if the new one needs a new bracket to be installed, I'd have to ensure I install it on one stud and then drill other holes . That's vital to hold the entire weight of that thing

Dishwasher, is it easy to attach the water hoses to ensure it is 100% water tight?

That's my main concern. If it leaks over time, then it's legal issues if the lower condo units ceiling is wet then insurance company will say I'm not covered because it was not installed by a certified person.
Yes, it is easy, but, again, if you feel unsafe, just have it done by someone else. Take note that s**t can happen, even if you have it installed by a pro. It can also be a manufacture issue, not an installation issue... A friend of mine had a toilet speedway broke while he was away for the day... Huge mess, huge insurance claim. turned ot to be a defective part that he installed... even done by a pro plumber this issue would have occured...

There is many videos on how to properly install a dishwasher. It's an easy thing to do if it's a replacement one for one, as the water supply and drain are already installed.

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I've asked around stores (including Billa) and no they don't install.

I also phoned my insurance company and if dishwasher leaks and soaks downstairs, yes I am covered even if I installed it myself.

I am also covered if the microwave falls off the wall and hurts my tenant! Whew!
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newlyborn wrote: Call, make an appointment and visit Billa appliances in Markham. Not only they provide best prices, but go over and beyond to install and haul old appliances to the curb. Their delivery boys are very friendly and professional.
Went a few days ago and for GE brand, stainless steel, no fancy functions

Dishwasher, microwave with exhaust, fridge, range, including delivery and taxes: $2,400

Decent?

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