Over the last two years, with many of us shifting to working remotely full-time and spending way more time at home than usual, lots of people have been undertaking DIY home improvement projects, including changing leaky or loose faucets. DIY faucet change is a relatively straightforward project to take on, and in this article we’ll walk you through the steps so you can do it yourself.
How to Fix your Faucet at Home
Gather all the necessary parts and tools: You’ll need a basin wrench, an adjustable wrench, pliers, measuring tape, plumber’s putty, and of course your new faucet.
Shut off the hot and cold water valves: These are typically found under your sink. Turn off your water supply before starting, and turn on your old faucet to let out any excess water.
Disconnect the hot and cold water lines from your old faucet. Once the water lines are disconnected, remove the nut holding the base of your old faucet in place and pull your old faucet out. Clean your sink thoroughly before proceeding.
Install the new faucet. You can use plumber’s putty or a gasket to set your new faucet in place, then affix the faucet from underneath and then re-attach the hot and cold water lines.
Do it yourself Faucet Repair
DIY faucet repair is one of the easier DIY projects for you to take on, so if you’ve never done any home improvement projects before and you’re eager to replace your leaky faucet, this is a great way to introduce yourself to the world of DIY. Visit your local plumbing retailer for all the tools and equipment you need to get the job done.
Learn to Replace Bathroom Faucet
If you have any questions or concerns, or feel you need an in-person demonstration before you start with your faucet change, we recommend visiting a trusted plumbing wholesaler like Crosstown Plumbing where the staff will walk you through the process step by step. They can also make recommendations about the best faucets on the market, and ensure you have everything you need for a successful DIY faucet change.
For more information about DIY faucet change, or if you have any questions, please contact our team at Crosstown Plumbing today. We look forward to hearing from you.