How to Install a Bidet Faucet
Installing a bidet faucet can be a little bit tricky if you have never done it before. Here are a few materials and tools that you will need as well as steps to help guide you through the process.
Step 1 - Find a Bidet Faucet
Begin by finding the right bidet faucet for you. You will need to consider a few things in the process. First, make sure you are following along with the bathroom decor overall. Second, check to make sure that the bidet has the appropriate holes in it to allow for the faucet that you are choosing.
Step 2 - Shut Off Water Supply
The water supply needs to be turned off before you go continue on with the bidet faucet installation. You can either shut the water off using the valves that are near the bottom or by the toilet. Or, if those are too hard to reach, you can also shut off the main water line in the house. Either way, you need to make sure that the water is completely shut off.
Step 3 - Insert faucet
Insert the faucet into the hole and then use the screws to secure it. Many times you will need to follow the specific directions that come with the bidet or faucet when it comes to installing and where the screws go as they often differ. However, each model has screws that will need to be tightened in place.
Step 4 - Secure Faucet
This is the most important step of all. You have to make sure that the faucet is secured and that there are no leaks. Insert the tube of caulk into the caulking gun and cut the end. Then, apply caulk around the faucet base. Make sure to cover the entire surrounding with caulk. Use a rubber float or scrapper to level it off. Use a damp sponge to wipe off any of the excess caulk. Allow the caulk to dry for 24 to 48 hours. then, check to make sure that it is done properly. many times you will find a gap in the caulk and will need to fill it in. Repeat the process by applying the caulk in the gap and leavening it with a scrapper. Finally, wipe off any excess and allow it to dry. This is one of the biggest issues. People often do not allow enough time for the caulk to dry before they use it and get it wet. Turning on the faucet too early can cause leaks and can also damage the caulk.
Once you are finished securing the faucet in place, you can turn the water supply back on to the area. Test out the faucet a few times to make sure that everything is working properly. If you come across a leak you will want to use pliers or a wrench and make sure that everything is tightened and secure.