4 Tips For Replacing Faucets On Old Sinks

12 Jun

Upgrading your kitchen can add a lot of value to your home, and professional kitchen renovation services only magnify that value. You can get off to a good start by replacing your kitchen faucet on an old sink.

Faucet Replacement Tips

  1. Have Everything You Need Before You Start

    Naturally, you want to avoid making trips to the hardware store because you didn’t account for all the tools and materials you would need beforehand. Ensure that you have everything you need to complete the project. At a minimum, you will need the following tools: a hammer, a 4-in-1 screwdriver, several different types of wrenches (an adjustable one as well as a pipe wrench and a wrench set), as well as a hand saw, slip joint pliers and a tube cutter.

    You will also need the following materials: a new faucet, shut off valves, supply tubes, P-trap and sandpaper. Even with the above preparations, you can’t plan for the unexpected, and you might just have to make an unexpected trip to the hardware store. This means that you should plan to replace the faucet during the hours that the hardware store is open.

  2. Replace the Faucet Before the Kitchen Sink

    If you’re replacing both the kitchen sink and the faucet, replace the faucet before you place the new sink into the countertop.

  3. Put All Parts to the Side

    In some cases, you may have to match some of your parts. Put them in a box to the side until you know you don’t need them anymore. The same goes for all plastic parts. In fact, in many cases, you will be able to reuse them.

  4. Know When To Contact a Professional

    Replacing a kitchen faucet can be both relatively straightforward and also complex, with the most difficult part of the process being removing the old faucet. Unexpected problems can happen along the way, and if you aren’t quite sure how to proceed, don’t hope you’ll figure it out. You might damage your plumbing system and leave yourself with more costly problems than you had to begin with. Without question, it is always best to leave it up to the plumbers with professional kitchen renovation experience to complete the task. They will be able to resolve the problem quickly, safely and cost effectively.

If you are in need of kitchen renovation services, Brothers Plumbing is the leading choice for remodels in Toronto. We have over 50 years in the industry and offer affordable rates. Contact our team of experts today.

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