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Upgrading your kitchen sink’s faucet is a simple way to improve the appearance and functionality of your kitchen. In fact, this can be a quick DIY project that can be done in a couple of hours. This article will go over the basic steps, but if you live in the Tampa area and would like to leave the work to qualified plumbers, then call Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Tampa. We offer faucet replacement services as well as initial installations and repairs. We have you covered with a host of other plumbing services as well. Explore our website to learn more about our services and find applicable discounts, coupons, and promotional offers.
We can’t just dive in headfirst. Let’s prepare. Clear out all of the products and supplies from under the sink and cut power to any electrical outlets in the vicinity. Also, a lot of the work will be done on your back under the sink, so grab a pillow, shallow pan, couple of towels, and a flashlight. You will also need a wrench to remove connections.
Unless you want water flooding the kitchen, you should shut off the hot- and cold-water supply lines by turning them clockwise. These can be found under the cabinet. If you cannot find them, then turn off the water to the entire house with the main water shutoff valve. Now that the water is off, open the faucet handles to relieve any pressure in the lines.
Next, disconnect the water supply lines that connect the valves to the faucet. Be gentle and careful not to compromise the connections behind the cabinets. If the valve drips or releases water, then the shutoff valves might be faulty and should be replaced before continuing.
Remove the other end of the water supply lines that connect the valves to the faucet. Then, remove any faucet connections and mounting hardware. If nuts or mounting hardware are stuck, then apply a penetrating oil to loosen them. Give the oil time to soak before trying again. Once all of the mounting hardware is removed, you can lift the faucet out of its place.
Work in reverse order to install the new faucet. The installation can vary depending on the type of faucet you purchased. Your product should have rough instructions. Insert the faucet into place and install the mounting hardware. Tighten bolts sufficiently but not too tight.
Finally, connect the water supply lines and turn on the water supply. Test the faucets to make sure there are no leaks. It’s also a good idea to let the faucet run a bit to remove any debris that may be in the lines or the new faucet.
If you do not want to risk flooding your kitchen and damaging cabinets, then leave the kitchen faucet replacement to the professionals. The qualified plumbers at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Tampa are ready, willing, and able to help. Call now to speak with a live representative.