It’s almost summer and there’s lively energy in the air. Birds chirping, flowers blossoming and sun shining. Getting ready for spring cleaning to rid of all the “junk” we’ve collected and start fresh. You look over to your kitchen and realize that it too needs to freshen up. Maybe the countertops and cabinets are projects a little down the road but the faucet is doable. If you have a can-do attitude then here is how to change a faucet in the kitchen.
Simple steps to change a faucet in the kitchen.
Prior to beginning, it is important to be sure that your new faucet will fit. Please read and follow the information and instructions that come with the new faucet. Only then should you continue to change a faucet in the kitchen.
- Turn off the valve for the hot and cold water. These are usually located under the sink, however, in some homes can be in the basement.
- Once you shut the valves, open the the faucet to relieve any internal pressure. Some remaining water may drip out.
- Next, you want to disconnect the lines which supply to the faucet. You will need a wrench to do this. If you notice any rust or if your lines are old, proceed gently. Also, consider replacing the lines while you’re at it.
- Hold onto the line (on the faucet side) and begin to unscrew the bolt.
- If you have a hose as well, disconnect that from the faucet line so you can remove the assembly from the sink. Keep the instructions for the new faucet handy.
- Measure the holes of the faucet cutout to ensure that the new faucet fits.
- Then, put the gasket on the bottom and run the hose(s) through it. If required, make sure you apply any bonding before you run the hoses through.
- Place the assembly back on the sink.
- Use the flange to secure the faucet to the sink. If your new faucet doesn’t come with one, you can try using the old one.
- If your new faucet is pull-out or has a hose spray, attach the weight on the hose below the sink. This is to retract the faucet/hose once you pull it out.
- Reconnect the hot/cold lines to the sink.
- Run the water through to make sure that there are no leaks
There you have it! In 12 simple steps you have learned how to change a faucet in the kitchen. Remember, if you need any help we’re always there! We service Toronto, Etobicoke, North York, Scarborough, Richmond Hill, Oakville, Brampton, Mississauga and Woodbridge so we’ll make our way as soon as we can!