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Trust Us for Faucet Repair & Installation in Long Beach
At Power Pro Plumbing, we can repair and install all types and brands of faucets. Many people who think of themselves as “do-it-yourselfers” have, at some point, hit a roadblock and needed the advice of a licensed plumber to get them back on track. When that happens, there is no need to worry – just call Power Pro Plumbing. We’re waiting to assist you!We make faucet repairs and installations a painless process for our customers, ensuring your home improvement project is done the right way the first time.
Tips for Installing a New Faucet
Changing an old faucet out for a newer and classier model can be a relatively quick and easy home improvement project. Here are some tips to help make sure replacing your faucet does not become a long and difficult chore.
Step 1: Choosing the Right Faucet
As with many other do-it-yourself projects, the success of your plumbing installation project is largely determined by how much preparation you put in. For starters, make sure you purchase the right type of faucet for your sink. Check to make sure the new faucet is intended for a sink with the same number of holes and the same spread between the holes – you may need to look at the sink from underneath to be certain. Once you’ve purchased your new faucet, spend some time looking over the instructions. Often, these instructions will tell you exactly what equipment and tools you’ll need. These will most likely include adjustable wrenches, pliers and plumber’s putty (or silicone caulk, depending on the sink type).
Step 2: Removing the Old Faucet
In many cases, the hardest part of installing a new faucet is removing the old faucet. Start by turning off the hot- and cold-water supply lines to the faucet. If you cannot figure out how to turn off the water locally, use the main water shutoff. Then turn on the faucet to drain the water and release the water pressure. Next, disconnect the water lines and any bolts or connectors on the underside of the faucet. You might have to wiggle the faucet back and forth, but you should now be able to pull it off of the sink. Clean off and remove any leftover sealant or other material from the sink surface; use a razor blade for stubborn sealant.
Step 3: Installing Your New Faucet
Now you’re ready for the final step of the plumbing installation. If any of the water supply lines are old and worn, consider replacing them – it’s easier to do at this stage than to replace them after the faucet has been installed. Mount the new faucet according to the manufacturer’s instructions, applying a 1/4-inch bead of plumber’s putty or other sealant appropriate for your sink composition. Reattach the water supply lines to the faucet while being careful not to overtighten any nuts. Next, make sure the faucet is in the “off” position, turn the water supply back on and check for any initial leaks around the supply lines. Finally, turn on your new faucet and check again for leaks.As long as you don’t see any signs of water leaking, it’s time to enjoy your new fixture. If you need a new faucet or are having trouble installing a faucet that you have purchased, call Power Pro Plumbing today. We are ready to help you with all of your plumbing jobs!