How to Repair Your Vessel Sink Faucet

What You'll Need
Replacement vessel sink faucet
Teflon tape - can be found in hardware stores
Measuring tape
Screw driver

Repairing your vessel sink faucet is not a difficult task. While it may be a little bit different then a regular faucet, there are many similarities between these two processes. Here are a few materials and tools that you will need as well as some steps to help guide you through the process.

Step 1 - Determine Problem

Begin by determining the problem of the sink. If you are having problems with dripping or leaking then typically it can be resolved pretty easily. Use a wrench and go through to tighten each area of the vessel sink faucet, Many times the line connectors will have loosened or were not tightened properly and by just securing those, you can fix the problem pretty easily. However if you do go through those steps and you still find that the problem still exists, you may need to consider replacing the vessel sink faucet completely.

Step 2 - Purchase a Replacement Faucet

Before moving on, shut off the water supply to the area or in the house in general. You will need to measure and remove the old faucet using pliers and a wrench. You can either use the measurements to find a new replacement or you can just bring the old one in so that you can find the same size and design that you had before. Either way, you will need to look online or in an hardware or design store to find a new faucet.

Step 3 - Install New Vessel Sink Faucet

Now that the old faucet has been removed, you will be able to install the new one. Begin by placing the faucet body into the hole. You want to check to be sure that the plate is at the base of the hole and counter top. Use the screws that come with the faucet as well as pliers and a screw driver to secure and tighten them in.

Use the plumbers tape to wrap the ends of the of the water supply lines completely. Make sure you are doing this neatly. You will then have to attach the water supply lines with the faucet lines that should line up to each other. Make sure that while you are working with the lines you are being extremely careful. you want to tighten them completely, however you should do this with your hands to the best of your ability because using pliers may end up damaging them in the long run.

Step 4 - Turn Water On and Check

Now, turn the water supply back on to the area and check to make sure that there is no leaking in the vessel sink faucet. Typically if the tightening did not work, then replacing the broken faucet will do the trick.

Check for the first week of use to make sure that everything continues to go smoothly while it is on.