How to Replace an Old Bathroom Basin Faucet?
An old bathroom faucet is nothing but a call for trouble in your own bathroom as one may keep calling their plumber frequently due to the bad functioning of a faucet. An issue that frequently affects older faucet that have an aerator at the opening. The flow of water can be impeded by these tiny holes becoming filled with dirt and debris. Low water pressure can also be caused by plumbing obstructions and leaking pipes. When such problems occur, make sure to replace it with a new one as repairing cannot stop it from troubling your bathroom life.
Different Faucet Designs Overview
You must choose the right kind of bathroom faucet before you can install one. Most bathroom sink faucets consist of three components: a centre spout, two valves, and a handle (on which the handles fit).
The valves control the flow of water through separate hot and cold supply lines, which combine in a tee before exiting the spout. To fit these components, the majority of ordinary sinks have three holes. What kind of faucet you can install onto the sink, though, depends on the space between the holes.
LIPKA provides you with a premium range of faucets such as Bib cock faucet, angle cock faucet, angle valve faucet, fusion wall mixers and many more that are available on the website.
Detailed Steps to Replace Bathroom Wash Basin Faucet
It's a little more difficult to replace a bathroom faucet than it seems. But even if there are many steps, it's not as complicated as it first appears. Here's how to swap out your ageing bathroom faucet for a brand-new one, whether you want to replace an old model, need an update, or just want to change things up. Your new faucet will be operational quickly if you follow the instructions below!
- Fresh faucet
- Flexible wrenches (in different sizes)
- Using all-purpose cleaning or rubbing alcohol
- Plumber tape
Steps to Replace a Bathroom Faucet:
Decide whether the faucet should be wall-mounted or counter-top and whether it should have one, two, or three holes.
Buy a new bathroom faucet that will fit your sink design and Gather materials mentioned above.
Start by shutting off the water supply using the valves underneath the sink before removing the old faucet.
To prevent any water spills, place a bucket underneath the pipes.
Turn on the faucet to drain any residual water in the pipes after turning off the water supply.
Using an adjustable wrench, unplug the hot and cold water supply lines from the faucet and remove the nuts holding the faucet in place under the sink.
With a bucket nearby, use a wrench to unscrew the slip nut on the P-trap pipe and Disconnect the lift rod.
Till it is clear of the sink, pull up the old faucet assembly from the top.
Utilizing rubbing alcohol or all-purpose cleaner and a rag, clean the area surrounding the faucet holes and the old drain.
Put the flange over the sink's drain hole and the gasket over the faucet holes before screwing the tailpiece to the flange.
Tighten the tailpiece nut and gasket and Attach the tailpiece to the P-trap and tighten with the wrench.
For extra security, wrap plumber’s tape around the tailpiece to make it more leak resistant.
To install the new faucet, put the gasket on first and Insert the faucet through the matching holes and tighten the nuts
Attach them by hand, then tighten securely with a wrench and Attach the lift rod to the drain tailpiece.
Reconnect the water supply lines and Turn on the water using the valves underneath the sink.
Check the cold and hot water taps and all of the new connections for leaks above and below the sink.
What material is ideal for Bathroom faucet?
It's difficult for brass faucets to rust or break. It is one among the materials with the strongest corrosion resistance. Brass does not corrode when exposed to hard water, unlike other bathroom interior design materials.
How many years does the faucet work properly without any replacement?
Depending on the frequency of usage, material, model, water hardness, and quality, modern faucets can easily last 15 to 20 years.
Does Lipka offer faucet accessories to help with installation along with the product?
Yes, Lipka offers all the necessary items and cartridges in accordance with the requests made by customers or the kind of faucet they select.