How to Replace a Bidet Faucet
A bidet is a great addition to you bathroom but in time, you may notice signs of rust and corrosion on the bidet faucet. Instead of resorting to the services of a professional plumber, you can easily replace the bidet faucet by yourself. Follow the step-by-step guide below to complete your replacement project.
Step 1 – Purchase Replacement Bidet Faucet
Make sure that you purchase the right replacement bidet faucet for your bidet model. Bidet faucets have different connections and sprouts. Check the manual of the product and compare with the model of your bidet.
Step 2 – Stop Water Flow to the Bidet
Make sure you shut off the water to the bidet. You don’t want depressurized water overflowing from it the moment you unscrew the faucet. Find the valve located behind the bidet and turn off the water supply. This step will allow you to easily replace the faucet.
Step 3 – Disassemble the Faucet
Use a screwdriver to carefully remove the faucet. To accomplish that, unscrew the connector and sprout. You should watch out for any parts that may loosen and clog up the system; so, pay special attention when removing the faucet.
Step 4 – Fit in Your New Bidet Faucet
Pay attention to the model of the bidet so you can figure out how to fit the bidet faucet in. The new bidet faucet should fit the crevice where the old faucet was positioned. Once you fit in your replacement faucet, make sure you tightly screw it in so that you do not risk any leaks in the future.
Step 5 – Secure the Bidet Faucet
Use a caulk gun and caulk to secure the faucet further. Screwing in the bidet faucet may make it stable enough, but it is still prone to loosening. As a result, you may observe water leaks and poor performance. After using the caulk gun, let the caulk dry for at least 24 hours, ensuring that your bidet faucet is kept in place. This is an important step to make: you may face higher water utility bills because of leaks due to faulty installation.
Step 6 – Turn Back on the Water Supply
Turn on the switch at the back in order to bring back the water supply to your bidet. If you have installed the new bidet faucet properly, the water should flow without interruptions. Make sure you check whether the faucet is installed securely in place.
Step 7 – If Things Fail, Call Support
Contact your manufacturer and ask to have the problem fixed if you’ve followed the steps above, and the faucet is not working properly. If you feel that your do-it-yourself installation project was not properly carried out, you can also call a plumber to address the problem. In some cases, the real problem may not be in the bidet itself, but in your plumbing system. Then, professional help is required to take care of your bidet.