Faucet installation is doable with the correct tools and know-how in the hands of someone conversant with the required steps. However, you may need further clarification on adequately installing a faucet or do not have the necessary tools. In that case, hiring a plumber is recommended to guarantee the installation is done correctly and to prevent future plumbing issues. Unexpected plumbing issues, such as corroded pipes or valves, may also arise during installation, in which case a plumber must be brought in to make the necessary repairs. Here’s an easy faucet installation guide:
Steps For Installing A Faucet
Gather The Necessary Tools And Materials
An adjustable or basin wrench, a screwdriver, plumber’s putty or silicone caulk, a towel, and the new water supply pipes and faucet are required.
Turn Off The Water Supply
To cut off the water supply, go beneath the sink and turn the valves off.
Remove The Old Faucet
Removing the old faucet, you should lose the mounting nuts with a basin or adjustable wrench. Remove the worn-out tap fixture.
Clean The Sink Surface
Clean the sink’s surface with a gentle cleanser after removing any old putty or caulk. Dry the area with a towel.
Install The Gasket And Mounting Plate
Put the sink’s mounting plate and rubber gasket in place, then tighten the nuts.
Apply The Plumber’s Putty Or Silicone Caulk
Before installing the faucet, fill the gap between the sink and the faucet’s base with the plumber’s putty or silicone caulk.
Install The New Faucet
Place the faucet’s mounting plate over the sink’s drain and press down firmly to install. Use the faucet’s included hardware to affix it to the wall.
Connect The Water Supply Lines
When hooking the faucet to the water mains, use flexible supply lines for hot and cold water. Use the wrench to ensure the connections are snug.
Turn On The Water Supply
Carefully activate the shutoff valves and inspect the area beneath the sink for leaks.
Test The Faucet
It’s time to test the water pressure and temperature by turning on the tap. If necessary, change the water’s temperature and flow rate.
Hiring a plumber is recommended if you encounter any unforeseen plumbing issues or need help installing the faucet properly.
Installing a faucet can save time and money if you know what you’re doing. The only skills and equipment you’ll need are basic plumbing know-how and abilities. However, leaks or other plumbing problems caused by shoddy installation can be expensive. It is best to employ a professional if you still determine your ability to do the installation independently.
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