If you need to replace your kitchen faucet, you will need to dedicate some time for the process and the hardest part will be the removal of the old one. Installing a new faucet is the easy part and there are always unexpected problems, like corroded pipes and difficult to reach nuts that make the process challenging. If you do not come across any unexpected problems, the process will be quick and easy and you will be able to start using your new faucet in an hour and the directions that come with the new faucet are all you’ll need for the job.
It is important that you have all of the necessary parts before you start to avoid frustration. Once you have everything you need you can proceed with the first step, which is to disconnect your water supply lines. If there are no shutoff valves and your pipes are hooked up directly to the faucet supply lines, turn off the main water supply valve to your house and cut off the pipes using a tube cutter. Next, remove the drain lines from the faucet. A great trick is to take a picture of the layout before disconnecting your drain lines so that you can use it to put everything back together once you are done. It is also recommended that you replace your faucet during store hours because if you are missing a part, you will be able to run out and get it.
Disconnect the garbage disposer or shut off the circuit breaker in the main service panel if the disposer is directly wired. Once you pull out all of the items that are under your sink, you can lie underneath to see if you can access the faucet. If yes, you can proceed with the replacement and if not, you will have to dismantle all of the things that are blocking your path. Pipes are common obstacles and should be pulled out or replaced with new ones.
It is important that you follow the manufacturer’s directions to mount your new faucet and then remount your sink with your new faucet and hook up the water lines. You need to make sure that the new valves are closed before you turn the water back on to your house. It is also worth noting that similar to most items, you get what you pay for when it comes to faucets, so keep this in mind when you are purchasing one. Light-weight faucets are fine for light duty but durable faucets that are slightly more expensive will last a lot longer. Quality is very important, so select a faucet that comes with a warranty and make sure it fits your style preferences.
Euro Bath and Kitchen can help you find the perfect faucets for your kitchen and bathroom. We have a beautiful selection of fixtures, and whether you need a shower faucet or a faucet for your kitchen sink, we can help, so come and visit us today!