How To Install an Electronic Faucet
An electronic faucet is something that you will find is a good thing to have installed in your home. They can help to cut down on germs that are in the bathroom. While we use faucets to wash our hands, when we turn them on, our hands are dirty. This means that when we turn the faucet off, we are getting those germs that were on there from when our faucets were dirty from the first time that we touched them. An electric faucet is a great way for you to be able to not have to worry about those germs.
Step 1 – Turn off Water
Whenever you are doing a job with your plumbing and working with faucets, it is always a good idea for you to turn off the water before you begin. This can prevent you from flooding your home just as soon as you loosen a pipe. Get your basin wrench out and turn off the water to the faucet that you will be working on by turning the handles to it that are on the shut off valves off. Once you have done this, make sure that you turn the faucet on and allow all of the water to drain out of the pipes.
Step 2 – Read Directions
It is very important that you read up on the directions to your electronic faucet before you begin to do any work with it. These types of sinks are powered by a battery compartment. You will need to make sure that you read the directions carefully and that you know how you will go about changing the battery before you begin installation.
Step 3 – Pre-assembly
It is a good idea for you to go ahead and get any parts pre-assembled that need to be. Reading up on the directions, you will be able to have a good idea of what needs to be pre-assembled and what does not. There are certain faucets that do not need any pre-assembly to take place so make sure that you know what type of sink that you have before you begin this step.
Step 4 – Clean
Get the surface where your faucet will go cleaned thoroughly before you begin. Give it time to dry before you put the rubber gaskets in between the base plate of the faucet and the surface of your sink. If your sink did not come with rubber gaskets, then plumbers putty can be used instead.
Step 5 – Finish Up
Get your faucet pressed down into its position and tighten up the mounting screws and washers from below. Get your pop up sink fixture attached if it is included. Read the directions for specific instructions. From there, you are ready to now get your water supply hoses hooked up to the cold and the hot water supply. Make sure that you bend the hose just enough so that it can meet with the shutoff valves. Get the flared fittings tightened and make sure that you check for any leaks before you turn your water back on.