Everyone should now about how to change a bathroom sink faucet. As we know, faucet is important to provide us the running water. If the faucet is clogged or broken, we are not going to get the fresh running water. That is why you need to know how to replace or change the bathroom sink faucet, just in case someday it is broken or clogged. Usually, a plumber will take care of that problem. However, we still need to know how to change a bathroom sink faucet. Below is the tutorial.
- Removing the Old Faucet
The first thing that we need to do is removing the old broken faucet. Before you remove it, make sure that the water supply has been turned off. After the water supply is turned off and you will not get water spraying on you when you take off the faucet, remove the old faucet carefully. Make sure that you do not forget to remove the nuts from under the old faucet.
- Installing the New Faucet
The installation process begins by installing the gasket which is located on the bottom of the faucet. To make sure that the part is installed properly, use sealant or what so called plumber’s putty. Then, locate the mounting holes of the sink. Put the new faucet through that mounting holes. Secure and tighten the mounting nuts using setscrew. Now you need to move on to the drain. Find the nut on the drain and then use screw to tighten the gasket. Use a little bit of silicone under the flange and then secure the position of the drain right on the bottom of the sink. Do not forget to tighten the nut and gasket so that the drain is attached strongly to the sink. Next, check the flange. If there is any excess silicone, clean it up quickly using mineral spirits. After that, you need to install the drain rot and the faucet is now perfectly installed. It is quite easy for anyone who has been wondering how to change a bathroom sink faucet.
- Finishing Process
After the new faucet is installed, you need to reconnect the water supply to the sink. Flush the sink to remove dirt and debris. If your faucet has hot and cold water, try to turn on the hot and cold water respectively for a minute or two. Make sure that everything goes well before you end the process on how to change a bathroom sink faucet.