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Kitchen Faucet Installation

Installing a new kitchen faucet is an easy way to give your kitchen a makeover. As more homeowners become interested in Do-It-Yourself (DIY) projects, replacing old, outdated faucets has become a popular way of improving a space without breaking the bank. With the right tools and skills, installing or replacing a kitchen faucet can be easy.

Keep in mind that a simple project like this can quickly turn into hours of work. Without the right knowledge or expertise, things can go wrong, resulting in longer project times, leaky or broken faucets, and a lot of frustration. Installing a new one also requires a new set of tools that will likely gather dust after being used only a few times.

Whether you want to install a completely new fixture or replace an outdated or leaky one, Kaminskiy Care and Repair can install these new fixtures quickly and flawlessly, saving you the hassle. Our team makes sure each fixture is up to standard and we repair any issues as we see them.

Common Reasons For Faucet Replacement

Worn washers or gaskets, leaks, low water pressure, and rusting are all reasons to replace your faucet. Sometimes, these problems are easily fixed or their parts replaced inexpensively. There are times a repair cannot be made and only a replacement will do. As they age, they tend to leak and wear out. Installing brand-new will avoid water damage and save on continuous repair costs.

Replacing And Installing A Kitchen Faucet

It is possible to replace a kitchen faucet on your own. You need to ensure you have all the tools required, as well as buckets and towels to catch any water.

Tools you need include:

  • A basin wrench
  • Adjustable wrenches
  • Putty Knife
  • Silicone Caulk
  • Plumbers tape
  • A small bucket
  • Towels

If you are replacing an old or outdated kitchen fixture in an existing sink, you first need to determine the number of holes the fixture has, usually between one and four. This will tell you the type of kitchen fixture will work with your sink. For example, you can install a one-hole faucet into a three- or four-hole sink by adding a deck plate but not vice versa.

Keep in mind when installing the new kitchen tap to always refer to the manufacturer’s installation instructions. Designs are often different, so follow those instructions carefully.

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Steps To Install A New Kitchen Faucet

  1. Turn off the water and electric. Before removing anything, you should turn off the water valves under the sink. In order to relieve pressure in the lines, turn on the faucet and allow excess water to drain out. You should turn off the electric if your sink comes with a disposal, but only if applicable.
  2. Take a picture. Snap a picture of the plumbing configuration, including which lines lead to where, for future reference. Do this before disconnecting anything.
  3. Disconnect the supply lines. Carefully disconnect the water supply lines. Have a bucket handy to catch water as you do so.
  4. Detach the faucet. Using a basin wrench, if you have one, loosen and remove the nuts holding the fixture in place on the sink. You may need to have someone else hold it in place from above as you do this.
  5. Clean up the sink and surrounding area. Before installing your new faucet, you will want to remove the old one and clean any grime, sealant, or other debris from the sink’s surface. If you are installing a new one into a new sink, you should still lightly clean the sink to ensure it is free of any dust or debris.
  6. Place the rubber or plastic gasket, or the trim ring, over the facet holes in the sink and set the deck plate. For an extra seal, use caulk or plumber’s putty to firmly attach the plate and avoid any leaks. Refer to the manufacturer’s instructions regarding which caulk or putty to use and how to apply it.
  7. Feed in the lines. Feed the lines into the hole(s) and, if you haven’t already, connect them up.
  8. Attach the hardware under the sink. Install the washers and nuts used to keep the everything in place underneath the sink. If you used caulk or plumber’s putty, wipe away any excess you see underneath.
  9. Connect the lines. Reconnect the water supply lines. Use plumber’s tape if necessary. Also do not overtighten the supply line connections.
  10. Check for leaks. After reconnecting the supply lines, make sure to check for leaks by slowly turning on the water. Tighten the connections as necessary.

Contact Us

For more than 13 years, Kaminskiy Care and Repair has been helping homeowners in San Diego have the home of their dreams. Our expert teams have assisted thousands of families with projects around the home, including installing and replacing old, leaky faucets. Sometimes, all a home needs is a little repair or minor changes rather than an entire remodel. We help improve your home by completing the necessary repairs and projects needed.

Our experienced team can help with the installation or replacement of any faucet in your kitchen. You’ll improve the look of your kitchen overall, without the hassle of doing it yourself. No other team respects your time, sticks to their estimates, or treats your home as carefully as we do. Don’t trust your home repair project to anyone. All of our technicians have over 15 years of experience in the business, and we run background checks to make sure you can trust us.

Need to install new bathroom fixtures or replace old ones? We offer bathroom faucet repair services, too.

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