Replacing your old leaky or outdated bathroom and kitchen faucets?

Not sure if you should do it yourself or if you’ll need a plumber? Before you turn off the water supply check out this post, we’ll share some of the tips that will help you replace your faucet.

If you decide to tackle this project yourself make sure what you purchase will fit.

Here is what you need to know:

  • Does your sink have 1, 2, or 3 holes for the faucet
  • Is it center set or widespread

Make sure you have the time to complete the project. Depending on your skill level it would take an hour, a few hours, a day, or even a weekend to change your faucet.

Here is a summary of the steps to follow to change your faucets yourself:

  1. Turn off the water supply
  2. Then turn on the faucet to relieve any water pressure left in the line
  3. Disconnect the water supply lines from the faucet. You may need a basin wrench.
  4. Disconnect the lift rod and remove the nuts from under the faucet.
  5. Moving onto the drain you will need to unscrew the slip nut on the p-trap. Be sure to place a bucket underneath to catch any water.
  6. Disconnect the drain flange from the tailpiece.
  7. Clean the area around the old drain and faucet holes.
  8. Install your new faucet by following the specific installation instructions.
  9. Once you have installed the new faucet, before you turn the water on, you will want to check the connections for leaks and screw the aerator back on.

Replacing the faucet fixture is one of those plumbing projects that plumbers make look easy– it’s because they do this everyday.  If you decide you to hire a plumber to replace your faucet–M.E. Flow can help you!

Call one of our  locations in Winchester, Alexandria, and Leesburg, M.E. Flow covers the entire Northern Virginia area and has a professional plumber in your neighborhood.

M.E. Flow offers plumbing fixtures by: Toto, Kohler, American Standard, Delta, Moen, and Danze.