How to Install A Bathroom Faucet?
The bathroom is one of the most essential rooms in any home. It is not only a place for daily ablutions but also a place where one can have some privacy, rest and relaxation. Cramped, dingy or dirty bathrooms can be a total eyesore. Hence it is important to ensure that the bathroom is neat, organized and well-maintained at all times. Therefore, it is crucial that when designing a home, we pay proper attention to the bathroom plan. A bathroom which functions as required is critical to a happy and healthy home. The wash basin or sink is an integral part of any bathroom. This is the spot where we brush our teeth, wash our faces and shave our beards; which means that we will use it every single day, multiple times a day.
Installing the bathroom faucet can be done by professionals or you can also go the DIY route if you happen to pick up one of the more modern models which are very user friendly these days. Usually placing a faucet and sink would be easier to do if it is a new house. If you are remodelling your home and are wondering how to replace a faucet, you might need to put in a little extra effort and do a little more research.
How To Go About It
- The first step is to take a good look at your bathroom and figure out where you will be placing the sink and as a natural consequence where you will be placing the faucet as well.
- The next step is to decide what type of faucets you would desire. This would vary depending on your budget, usage, availability and taste.
- Once you get home the new faucet, follow the manufacturer’s instructions and assemble all the parts first, before you actually fit it into place. If this is your first time assembling a bathroom faucet, it can be a tad bit confusing.
- Don’t be overwhelmed by the number of pieces and parts. Break the assembly process into small steps and tackle it one piece at a time. It isn’t too complicated, don’t worry. For replacing bathroom faucet you will need to dissemble and remove the old one. Use a wrench to help you loosen up all the screws and nuts.
- Remember to turn off the water supply knob or you will end up getting drenched unexpectedly! Having a bucket handy will also help you catch all the drips without messing up the bathroom too much.
- Check if the old tubes are in good condition or if they need to be replaced.
- Some models come with a drain stopper mechanism and some don’t. If your faucet does have it then don’t miss adding it in. Once the faucet is assembled you can then lift it up and place it into position.
- To check if you have assembled the piece correctly, you will need to connect the tubes to the water supply outlets and then turn them on.
- Also remember to check if the hot water and cold water functionalities of the faucet are working properly. Lastly, do check for any leakages.
That’s it! Now your new and shiny faucets are up and running! Give yourself a pat on the back for a job well done!