You are maybe skeptical about seeing your old or damaged faucet that you have to replace it but do not know-how. Don’t worry we got your back. Just believe that you can do it. It will not take more than an hour or so. With a few common tools like basin wrench and some other small tools, you will figure it out. If you are installing a new faucet or fixing it the system is pretty much the same. Here is how to replace a bathroom faucet.

Firstly buy a new bathroom faucet

Buying a new bathroom faucet is another big challenge if you are clueless about all this. First and foremost, find a faucet that will fit perfectly into your bathroom. When you are looking for faucets make sure you know how many holes your sink has for faucets. Also, check if the holes are center set or widespread.

Now remove the old faucet

Before you start removing the old faucet turn off the water supply or your experience will not be up for a good start. Also, turn off the faucet you are trying to replace for relieving water pressure. With a basin wrench, disconnect the supply line to the faucet. There is a lift rod, disconnect that too. Then, remove nuts that are under the faucet. Does your new faucet come with a drain? If yes then remove the drain as well.

Disconnect everything

There is a slip nut on the p trap, remove it. Put a bucket underneath to catch if any water is inside the p trap. Then disconnect the drain flange in the tailpiece too. You can easily unscrew this.

Now install the new bathroom faucet

Here is a generalized version of the installation guide for bathroom faucet. Take advice from this guide but try to follow the installation guide that comes with the new bathroom faucet. Because that’s how you exactly know which part goes into what? Here is our version of instruction on how to install the new bathroom faucet:

·        Install the gasket on the bottom of your new faucet. If it does not fit perfectly don’t worry. Just put a little plumber’s putty or sealant. Then keep the faucet into the mounting holes of your sink. Tighten it correctly with a wrench so that there is no leakage there.

·        If your faucet comes preassembled then you are lucky as there is not much to do. If not, attach the handles by slipping the guide ring into the bottom of the handle. Then keep it into the faucet base and secure it tightly.

·        Then assemble the drain. If your gasket is threaded then screw the drain easily in place. Apply little plumber’s putty under the flange. Position the drain on the bottom of your sink. The pivot hole must face back and you have to screw the flange from the top. Then tighten everything the nut and the gasket. Clean up the excess plumber’s putty and this part is done.

·        Now it’s time to install the drain rod. Unscrew the pivot nut and then install the horizontal rod through the hole. Secure the lift rod with the horizontal rod with your screw. Reconnect all the supply lines to the faucets.

·        New bathroom faucets can have dirt and debris inside it. If you can, remove the aerator and flush the faucet. Some faucets come with a tool to remove the aerator. Look for in the box that your faucet came with. Turn on water supply in both hot and cold water settings. Turn on the bathroom faucet in hot and cold water setting for a minute. Check if there are any leaks in the connections. Then screw back the aerator and be proud of yourself for successfully installing the bathroom faucet.

Final thoughts

Plumber services are so expensive that learning to replace small things is easier than paying so much money. And if you fail somehow you can call a plumber after that.