Replacing Kitchen Sink Taps Replacing Kitchen Sink Taps
Replacing your kitchen sink taps can be a highly frustrating and time-consuming undertaking for virtually any household handyman, and is often a job people chose to outsource to high-priced professionals. But the next time your kitchen sink taps are in need of replacement, you won't have to break the bank; because installing new sink taps in your kitchen can be a relatively simple and stress-free procedure, one you are fully capable of tackling. So if you've been looking to replace your kitchen sink taps, simply read on to learn everything you'll need to know.
Step 1 - Turn off Your Water Valves and Disconnect Your Inlet Tubes
Before you can begin replacing your kitchen sink taps, you must first turn off your home's water valves. Begin this step by turning off your main water valve, then shut off the hot and cold valves located directly beneath your kitchen sink. Failure to properly turn off your water valves will result in an enormous mess and is liable to give way to numerous safety hazards. Before proceeding any further, make sure that your water valves have been securely shut off. Next, disconnect both of your kitchen sink's inlet tubes, and if your kitchen sink has a sprayer, be sure to disconnect that, too.
Step 2 - Remove Your Sink's Faucets
Now that you've completed your preliminary disconnections, it is safe to remove your kitchen sink's faucet assembly. With the aid of a powerful wrench, carefully unbolt your faucet assembly. This step will require you to put forth a great deal of strength, so take care not to overexert yourself. Once your sink's faucet assembly has been properly removed, give the newly vacant space a vigorous cleaning before proceeding on to the next step.
Step 3 - Attach Your New Sprayer
Now, assuming your kitchen sink has a sprayer, it is time to replace it. Having given the faucet-less area beneath your sink a thorough cleaning, use your wrench to attach the sprayer's base. Once the base is securely in place, gently guide your new sprayer's hose through your opened faucet hole, then attach it to your new faucet's base.
Step 4 - Attach Your New Faucet
Now that your new sprayer has been properly installed, use your wrench to carefully attach your new faucet to your sink. When attaching your faucet, make sure that the bolts are nice and even before fully tightening them. Once the faucet is in place, you may connect your hot and cold inlet tubes to your new taps. Make sure that your inlet tubes are not overly tightened and that your sprayer's hose has not been tangled up before proceeding any further.
Step 5 - Perform a Leak Check
Having attached all your replacement parts, turn on your sink taps and carefully open your water valves. While doing this, give your handiwork of thorough once-over for leaks.