Installing a new faucet has become a much simpler process for homeowners. If you are getting ready to install a new faucet in your home, here are some helpful tips to remember to make the process much easier:
- Make sure you have the correct materials. One of the most frustrating things to encounter in the middle of faucet installation is not having the right parts or materials to finish the job. Before you begin, ensure you have the right wrenches or other tools. This information can often be found on the packaging of your new faucet. It can also be a good idea to add extra caulk or another sealant when attaching your new faucet to the sink to prevent leaks or corrosion.
- Upgrade or measure supply lines. Properly installed supply lines are essential for your faucets to work correctly, and it can be very helpful to measure new supply lines to make sure they are long enough. If you are reusing the existing supply lines, you may want to look into upgrading to simpler, more effective supply lines.
- Check for leaks immediately. Once you have completed the faucet installation, it is important to check for leaks. You can quickly find problem areas by letting water run through the faucet for a few minutes and then wiping the joints with a cloth or tissue. If you do find spots that are leaking, you can immediately tighten any screws or joints and prevent serious future leaks.
If you have any other questions about faucet installation or are having difficulty with your new faucet, give us a call at Wayne’s Plumbing Repair.