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 Bathroom Faucet Installation & Repair

 

Bathroom Faucet Installation

A Bathroom Faucet an easy and affordable way to give a new look to your bathroom.  So if you’re planning to install a new Bathroom Faucet, take a look at our simple tips to install them easily.

  • Look for the perfect bathroom faucet:

Before you start buying, you need to know the dimensions of your old faucets and bathroom fittings.  Don’t grab any faucet.  You can also look for the model number on your old faucet and get a new one with its help.

  • Get all the materials:

You’ll not need too many tools for the Faucet Installation.  You’ll need basic tools like wrench, pliers and putty knife.  And the minimal materials you’ll need are caulk or putty, penetrating lubricant and shut-off valves.

  • Detaching your old bathroom faucet:

First, turn off the water supply.  Then open the faucet to discharge the air though the water-supply lines.  Detach your old faucet and apply the supply lines.  Use WD40 or Zep 45 lubricant if the lines are corroded and remove the old sealant with a putty knife.

  • Installing new bathroom faucet:

Assemble the faucet as per the given instructions in the kit.  Then apply the silicone caulk around the traces of the old faucet.  Insert the faucet into the base and press it down with firm but gentle pressure.  Be sure it fits in the valves correctly.  Tighten the basin nuts evenly over the gasket and check the position of the faucet.  Draw it to the center position gently if necessary, then screw the mount nuts onto the tailpieces of the faucet, beneath the sink using a wrench.

  • Connect the water supply:

It’s time to connect the faucet with the water-supply valves.  Attach the supply lines to the faucet and the valves.  Eradicate the excess putty from the faucet base.

  • Check the working of the new bathroom faucet:

After your successful installation, you need to check for the leaks or any other problems.  Turn on the water supply and let it run for few minutes.  This will release all the air from the faucet and any remaining materials present inside the valves or faucet.

 

Bathroom Faucet Repair

Tired of your leaky faucets?  Or irritated with the slow water flow in your bathroom?  Then it’s time to repair your Bathroom Faucet and save your Water Bills.  Check out few simple tips before your start your Bathroom Faucet Repair process.

  • A checklist of the materials needed:

Nowadays most Bathroom 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 a few basic tools can probably fix the job.  You’ll need a wrench, screwdrivers and pliers.  You’ll just need few handy tools like wrench, hand puller, and plumber’s grease and a new seat washer.  Although you may not need a seat washer, that’s the most common reason for your leaks.  So make sure you have a new one in case you need it.

  • Before you start the bathrom faucet repair:

Turn-off your water supply and cover the sink drain to avoid any materials falling in the drain.  You must clean the faucet parts.  The parts may have corroded or mineral deposits may have settled on them.  So clean them and remove the mineral deposits with vinegar and a scrub pad.

  • Fixing the leakages:

Most faucets have leaks due to the worn rubber washers.  So the easiest way to stop the leakage is to replace the old seat washer with the new one.  You can acquire washers at any hardware store.

  • Remove the faucet handle:

Removing the faucet handle can be bit difficult so do it carefully.  Remove the handle of the faucet with the help of handle puller only or else you can break it.  Unscrew the packing nut and the stem assembly.  Take out the O-ring and replace it with the new O-ring of the seat washer.

  • Adding the new seat washer:

After you’ve replaced the O-ring, grease it with the Plumber’s grease and lubricate the rest parts with it.  This will help to reduce the wear.  Remove the old seat washer and replace it with the new one.  Finally, apply the grease to the new seat washer the threads of the new screw.  Reassemble the faucet and stiffen the packing nut.  Your faucet is ready!

  • Call us for help:

The Bathroom 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.

 

Security Plumbing North County San Diego
(760) 724-3795