How To Install Bathroom Faucet
You may need to learn how to install a bathroom faucet if you have just replaced the sink or if you have a broken faucet. Installing a bathroom faucet is a few steps that can be completed in no time at all. Installing a new bathroom faucet can give your sink and vanity a new look in just a short amount of time.
To install a bathroom faucet, you will need:
- Adjustable wrench
- Plumbers tape
- Spare water line and drain parts
- Screw driver
- Silicone caulk
- Choose your faucet. There are many different styles and colors you can choose from when picking out a bathroom faucets. The prices can range from cheap to really expensive. Try to avoid any faucet with plastic handles as they will crack and break over time. Once you have chosen your faucet check the instructions to see if any additional tools are needed. Most faucets are the same but sometimes they will something different.
- Preparing the area. Make sure the water lines and drain are ready to go. I recommend using flexible water lines to install the bathroom faucet. They are much easier to use and install that the traditional copper lines.
- Installing the bathroom faucet. Following the instruction by the manufacturer places the faucet into the holes in the sink. Be sure that the rubber gasket is flat and not buckled under the faucet. Secure the faucet down using the adjustable wrench. After applying plumbers tape to the threads attach the water lines.
- Turning the water on. Once the faucet is in place turn the water valves on and check your work for leaks. Place any spare or extra parts in a labeled baggie for future use if needed.