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Water Faucet Installation 101

June 10, 2015

For those do it yourselfers out there, nothing can be more riveting than installing a new faucet. So, if you have a leaky faucet and want to update it, we would be happy to share some tips with you for the successful installation of the faucet.

Turn the Water Off

For those mechanically inclined, this may seem like a no-brainer. But, it’s important to be thorough, and the first step involves turning off your water lest you turn your bathroom into a gushing geyser. Once you are sure you’ve shut off the water supply, drain any remaining fluid in the faucet.

Remove the Water Lines

This step is usually daunting for a first time faucet replacement. Basically, you want to separate the water lines that were previously encased by your faucet. This can be done by hand, or with a wrench. Choosing the former or the latter varies depending on the sink, faucet, and water line. After this, completely disconnect the faucet, which will require you to unscrew the nuts and bolts of your faucet.

Install the Faucet

Now, you need to set you faucet in place. Make sure you have putty and sealant guards handy to prevent leaks. After the faucet is in place, make sure you screw in the handles, and tighten the nuts and bolts to hold the apparatus in place. Insert the lift rod into the drain, and you’re almost done. The last step is to screw the water line back into place, so that your faucet can actually spout water. If at any point in this process your endeavor goes astray, it is wise to consult a professional. Reach out to us at Parker and Sons and we would be happy to help.

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