How To Install A New Kitchen Faucet

How to Install a New Kitchen Faucet

How To Install A New Kitchen Faucet.  With the New Year upon us, you may be looking to do some home updates. We are here to help! Installing a kitchen faucet may seem like an intimidating task.  With the right tools and some patience, you can easily DIY this job yourself. Whether you need to replace an existing faucet or install one for the first time, this blog post will help you understand everything you need to know about installing a kitchen faucet.

Removal of the Old Faucet

The first step to installing a kitchen faucet is to remove the existing one. This can be done either by unscrewing it from underneath the sink or by using an adjustable wrench to loosen and remove the nuts that hold it in place. If your current faucet has been in place for some time, it may be difficult to unscrew it due to corrosion. In this case, you may need to use a basin wrench specifically designed for plumbing tasks. It is also recommended that two people work together when removing an old faucet as it will make it easier and faster.

Mounting Holes

Once the old faucet has been removed, you should examine how many mounting holes are present on your sink deck.  This is important because not all sinks have the same number of mounting holes.  Most standard kitchen sinks have three holes that are usually spaced 4” apart from each other. The more mounting holes there are on your sink deck, the more options you have when selecting a new kitchen faucet.  There are many types of single-hole and multi-hole models available in various styles and finishes.

Understanding a Faucet

Before purchasing a new kitchen faucet, it is important to understand what type of fixture best suits your needs and budget. Single-handle pull-down models provide convenience as they allow users to control water temperature with just one hand.  Pullout models provide added flexibility thanks to their longer spouts which make them ideal for filling large pots. Many standard kitchen faucets also include integrated sprayers located on either side of the spout which allows users to switch between stream and spray modes with ease.

Installation of the New Faucet

Once you’ve purchased your new kitchen faucet, installation is relatively straightforward.  Simply follow the instructions provided in its manual or consult YouTube videos if necessary! Generally speaking, all that needs to be done is connect supply lines beneath the sink before inserting your chosen model into its designated space and tightening bolts/nuts with an adjustable wrench where needed. Afterward, check for any leaks around connections before turning on the water supply at full force, if everything looks good then congratulations! You’ve successfully installed your new kitchen faucet!

Conclusion:

Installing a kitchen faucet may seem daunting at first but with these simple steps outlined above, homeowners should feel confident tackling this job themselves! With so many different types of fixtures available such as single-handle pull-down models and pull-out models with integrated sprayers, there’s sure something perfect for every budget and style preference out there! So why wait? Get started today on installing your very own dream kitchen faucet now!  Contact JIG Plumbing for all of your plumbing needs.  We are always here to help!