Kitchen Faucet Installation & Repair
Kitchen Faucet Installation
Are you planning on installing a new Kitchen Faucet? Then you must look at these steps if you’re doing the Kitchen Faucet Installation all by yourself.
Acquire the correct supplies:
The first thing you need to buy are the supplies needed for your Kitchen Faucet Installation work. You’ll need a flashlight, basin wrench, screwdriver, silicon sealant, plumber tape, measuring tape, channel locks, and adjustable wrench. These are the basic materials you’ll need.
Removing your old kitchen faucet:
Removing your old faucet is the toughest part of the whole installation process. Removing the old faucet may seem a bit difficult, but a little effort can do your work. Before removing, make sure you take pictures of the configuration, so that it will help you later when putting in the new faucet. Shut off the water valves under the sink. Disconnect everything and remove the old kitchen faucet. If you need to, ask someone to hold the faucet when you loosen the bolts on the faucet. After that, clean all the debris and the sealant completely and let it dry.
Installing new kitchen faucet:
Before starting, make sure you read all the instructions provided in the kit. Place the gasket over the faucet ring and feed the faucet lines into the hole. It’s always necessary to read the instructions before starting as all the faucets are not same.
Connecting your water supply:
Once you’ve placed the faucet, you need to connect it to the water supply lines. Connect the hot and cold supply lines. Don’t tighten it much. Then, slightly open the hot and cold water valve to allow a little water flow in.
Check for the faucet working;
After attaching your water supply lines, go up to your faucet and turn the handles completely open, slowly and allow the air to be forced out. This will help clean the faucet and the lines. While the water is running, check for any leaks and make adjustments if necessary. Once there are no leaks, open the water valves completely, while water is still running. Do a final check for leaks.
Kitchen Faucet Repair
If you do not want to purchase a new Kitchen Faucet there is simple and reasonable way to repair the existing faucet. Take a look at these simple guidelines to help you make the point before you start with your Kitchen Faucet Repair work. You will need to purchase a Kitchen Faucet Repair Kit that matches your existing faucet.
A checklist of the materials needed:
Nowadays most Kitchen Faucet Repair Kits come with the necessary tools, but you still need to check the list so that you don’t need to run in between the repairing to buy it. All of the faucets are not same but the two basic tools can probably fix the job. You’ll need a wrench, screwdrivers and pliers.
Check the leaks:
Before you start removing any parts, make a thorough inspection of the places from where the water is leaking. Next, shut-off the water valves under the sink. Open the faucet to let the water come out of the water lines.
Be careful in removing parts:
Remove the faucet. When you start removing the parts, you need to remember the order of the parts you’re removing. This will help you later to place them perfectly. If you can’t remember, then you can take a pictures or simply place them in line one by one as you start to remove.
Look for the worn parts:
Once you remove the faucet, look for the damaged gaskets or any deposits in the interior of the valve. Remove them with a nylon pad or a cloth and clean them properly. Use vinegar for hard deposits. Soak the pipe in it, this will help to loosen the deposits and make the valve clog-free.
Reassemble the faucet:
Once you’ve repaired the leaks, you are then ready to assembled the old faucet again. You should also clean the holes in the faucet body. This may be the reason for your slow water-flow or clogged water-flow. After replacing your worn parts, open the water supply slightly to let the debris out from the flush that may have remained in the valve during repairing.
Inspect it again:
After successful installation of your faucet, turn the water supply completely open. Let the water flow for few minutes until the water flows freely without air. This will clear the faucet and remove the air from it. Then again check for any leakages from all the parts. Keep all the worn parts for the exact replacements from a hardware store.
Call us for help:
The kitchen Faucet Installation and Repair is not a simple process and you may experience a few difficulties. If you have any problem, you can call us and we will go out to you.