Faucet & fixture installation is not a job for the do-it-yourself type. Unless you have experience with faucets, you should hire a professional to handle the installation of your faucets. Also, if you choose to do the installation on your own, make sure you understand how to properly handle a faucet & fixture and use the right kind of tools to get the job done right. Below are some common problems you might encounter when performing faucet & fixture installation:
-If you find that after you replace your faucet, the handle does not turn well, you will first need to pull it all the way back to the basin then lower it in. If the basin and handle touch each other, you may need to remove the old faucet first. You should turn off the water at the shut-off valve and then reassemble the faucet so that the handle spins correctly.
-In older faucets, the spout may become dirty or clogged. This can prevent the water from coming out of the faucet as it should. To clean out the spout, you will first need to turn the faucet off and then turn the sink water softener on. Use the softening siphon to clear out the dirt from the spout. After this, you will need to thoroughly clean the handle so that it is functioning properly again.
-If you find that after you install your faucet, the fixture is already installed but the holes are already plugged, you may have made a mistake. It is possible that you did not screw the screws properly. This often happens with poorly manufactured fixtures. If the holes are not drilled all the way through, the fixture will be too flimsy to hold the water in place. You may want to have the new fixture drilled and then attached before putting the sink into the hole. While this process is not likely to cause any damage to your new faucet, it is always better to be safe than sorry.
-If your faucet has been damaged, or it just feels wrong when you use it, then the handle may be broken. Sometimes it is easier to replace the handle than to try and repair the faucet. Many faucets have one lever handle and two lever handles. If your faucet uses one lever, it may be easier to replace the entire handle.
-Faucet nuts can sometimes come loose during the installation process. If this happens, you can easily accomplish a faucet replacement if the hole is big enough. In most sinks, the hole for the faucet nuts is small and is almost invisible. However, if you are replacing faucets in sinks that do not have a large hole, then you will need to install a new nut.
-The spout can become clogged with debris and it will not spray as water as it used to. This is often caused by poor faucet installation. Sometimes the debris will get caught under the spout and will cause the water spray to come out of the sink more slowly. The easiest way to solve this problem is to remove the spout and reattach the faucet to the sink, or the fixture in the sink.
These are some of the common problems that could occur during faucet & fixture installation. If you are experiencing any of these issues, it is important to fix them right away. There is nothing worse than spending money on a new faucet and not being able to use it right away. Take these few tips into consideration, and you will find that faucet installation can be easy but if you are having a hard time, contacting North Austin Plumber is easy. Just visit their website and call them and they will be on your doorstep in no time.