Coyote Plumbing AZ has recently provided affordable plumbing services to a Scottsdale resident. The client contacted us with a faucet replacement request. Their bathroom faucet is old and worn out, which causes the water to turn brown and sometimes spit out some dirt. After analyzing the situation, we provided a quote and the client agreed to the work.
We immediately started on the project. Our technician removed the faucet and replaced it with a brand-new modern faucet. After that, our technician tested it multiple times before leaving. We completed this task for the client on time and the client was very satisfied with our service. They even told us that they would recommend us to their friends and neighbors if they need an affordable plumbing service.
Faucet Replacement Process Guide
Replacing a faucet can be a great way to update the look of your kitchen or bathroom. However, it involves some complicated plumbing work that you should only attempt after thoroughly researching the process and planning ahead. By following these instructions, you'll be able to install your new faucet without any problems:
Turn off the water at the shutoff valve.
The first thing that you need to do is turn off the water at the shutoff valve. The shutoff valve is usually located under your sink, and it's usually a lever or knob that you turn to close it so no more water will come out of it. Some faucets have small levers on top that you pull up to open the faucet, while others have knobs that you turn clockwise to close them. Your shutoff valve may be labeled "water" or "valve."
Disconnect supply tubes.
Next, disconnect the supply tubes from your faucet. These tubes will have a threaded connection that can be unscrewed by hand or with pliers. It is preferable to use an adjustable wrench that fits over both ends of each tube equally so there is no possibility of one side bursting off before you get all of them unplugged. This will ensure that there is no leftover pressure in the lines when you remove them.
Remove the faucet.
Now it's time to remove the faucet. This step should be easier than you think. All you have to do is remove these five parts:
- The handle/lever/tap assembly
- The escutcheon (the decorative cover plate on top)
- The stem and spout assembly (covered by the escutcheon)
- Washer (a small rubber ring that keeps water from spilling out when you turn off your faucet)
- Seat (the part that connects to the bottom of your sink).
Remove the old gaskets.
When you're removing your old faucet, you may find that the gaskets are stuck in place. If this happens, use a putty knife or other flat-edged tool to pry them out. You can also try tapping the area between the faucet and sink with a hammer if you need more leverage. If this doesn't work, use a utility knife to cut off the old gaskets but be careful not to damage any surfaces.
Clean the area around the valve seats.
The next step is to clean the area around the valve seats. This may be done with a rag or sponge, but it's best to use a small brush or toothbrush if you have one available. Any debris can prevent proper sealing of the new faucet gasket and seat, so removing any visible dirt or dust is especially important.
Clean the sink surface around the faucet hole.
To make sure that the new faucet will fit properly, you'll want to clean the sink surface around the faucet hole as well. The best way to do this is with a small brush and some soapy water. Make sure to remove any debris or residue from around the area, as well as any dirt or grime that might be present on your sink's surface. Use a rag or paper towel to dry off your sink after you've cleaned it up.
Place the new faucet in the sink and insert the faucet into the sink's valve seats until completely secure.
Now that you have the new faucet in place, you can tighten it securely in its place. Use a wrench to make sure that the faucet is positioned correctly, and check to ensure there are no leaks by placing a bowl underneath the faucet.
Reattach supply tubes to the new faucet with included hardware.
Next, attach your supply tubes to the new faucet with included hardware. If you need to purchase separately, you will need a new supply line and a compression fitting.
- Screw the compression fitting onto one end of your supply tube, then attach it to the underside of your sink's mounting bracket.
- Slide the other end of your supply tube over the nipple on your faucet until it fits snugly. Use pliers if necessary.
Turn the water on at the shutoff valve and test for leaks.
When your faucet is properly installed, you can turn the water on at the shutoff valve and test for leaks. If there are any leaks, tighten the packing nut until there are no more drips or drips occur only when you turn off the water. To check for water flow:
- Turn on both hot and cold taps full-on.
- If water sprays out of either tap when it's fully open, replace that particular cartridge with another identical cartridge
After that, you’re all set and done. If you are not confident enough to do this on your own, it’s recommended that you hire a professional plumbing service. Professional plumbers have the knowledge, skills, and tools when it comes to this type of work.
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