Hire a Pro Advice: Add Washer Safety Valve

Find a handyman to repair your washing machine safety valve.

By Gene and Katie Hamilton

Installing a washer safety valve can be done by just about any handyman, who usually advertises in local newspapers and is listed as "Handyman Service" in the Yellow Pages. If there's a bulletin board in a hardware store or home center you may find postings of their business cards. Plan to call a handyman service when you have more than one job. Often they charge a minimum fee to cover the expense of traveling so make it worthwhile for you and the handyman. If you have to take off work to be home for the repair work, you'll benefit from having more than one job on your house "to do" list checked off.

Another option: contact the service department of the manufacturer of the washing machine you have who can make the installation.