Is your Kitchen faucet leaking continuously? Has your kitchen faucet spewed low water flow? Didn’t read faucet reviews before buying? Well, if you are facing any kind of leaks or slow water flow issue then it is probably because your kitchen faucet is damaged.
A lot of times due to some faulty kitchen faucet parts, your kitchen faucet stops working properly and you have to either replace your faulty parts or replace the whole kitchen faucet.
However, there is nothing to worry about because replacing a damaged Kitchen Faucet is quite easy.
All you need are some tools and you are good to go. Follow these steps to replace your faulty kitchen faucet yourself:
1. You first need to turn off the water valves. So, check beneath your sink and you will find two water valves, one for hot water and one for cold water. Shut off both of these water valves.
2. Then, switch on your faucet to relieve some water pressure
3. Now, take a pair of the adjustable wrench and use it to disconnect the water supply lines. You will also need to use a pair of channel locking pliers and make sure that you disconnect both the supply lines. If you find that the supply lines are old or damaged, then consider replacing them too.
4. Now, you need to disassemble the faucet. You will need to use a basin wrench to loosen the nuts and bolts which keep the faucet’s tailpiece in place. If your sink has a line that connects the hose to the faucet, then disconnect this water line too.
5. Once all the nuts are loose, you can pull out the old damaged kitchen faucet. Clean the sink so that there is no dirt or grime covering it and it is good to install the new kitchen faucet.
6. Now, you need to measure the sinkholes distance and determine other configurations to ensure that you have a compatible kitchen faucet. Don’t forget to read the instructions that come with your faucet for a smoother experience.
7. Now, place your faucet in the sink and use a deck if needed. Use plumber’s putty or gasket to keep the faucet in place. If you are using a gasket, you would need to thread the hoses through the gasket and the lip of the plate.
8. Now, you need to thread the nut and the flange with the help of a basin wrench beneath the sink. If you are installing a pull-out kitchen faucet then you would need to add a little weight to retract the pull-out spray.
9. Finally, you need to attach the supply lines and the shut-off valves to the faucet and make sure that you connect the hot water to the left and the cold water to the right.
10. Now, turn on the faucet and check for any leaks. If there are leaks, tighten the connections and recheck the faucet.
You have now successfully replaced your fault Kitchen Faucet without any help from a plumber. Doesn’t that feel good now?