Some people think that a faucet installation is quick and easy, but there’s more to it than just undoing a few nuts and bolts. First, you need specialized tools if you want the job to be performed correctly, especially if the hardware is old and corroded. Next, you need to determine how the faucet is connected to the water supply line so that it could be shut off. Sometimes it could be shut off through a local shutoff valve, and other times, the main water supply line to the whole house will need to be shut off. Oftentimes, you will be required to remove other fixtures, such as Ptraps, garbage disposals, and pipes under the sink before you can gain access to the drain lines and fittings. Lastly, we will need to evaluate the condition of the hidden hardware and existing pipes to determine if they need to be repaired or replaced before connecting them to the new faucet in order to have a successful installation.
A standard faucet installation will usually take one hour, barring unforeseen circumstances such as: corroded hardware, pipe repair, etc.
When choosing a faucet, the first two things people base their purchase on is looks and price. But the critical first step to a successful faucet installation or replacement is to purchase the right faucet to fit your space. The right faucet will have openings that align with the existing openings in your sink or counter, so that the faucet you purchase will appropriately fit in the space left behind by your old faucet. Faucets typically have between 1 and 4 holes to fit the different options in your sink or counter, and the number of sink accessories – such as soap dispensers or sprayers - in the sink setup. Be sure to read the reviews and product specification of the faucet you intend to purchase to be sure its compatible with your current setup. Speak to one of plumbing technicians for assistance.
Spending a few extra dollars on a quality faucet, such as Moen or Kohler, will save you money in the future! (Click Faucet Repair to see how buying a quality faucet will save you money in the future.)
• Remove old faucet, handles, and drain stopper
• Evaluate existing fittings and pipes before installing new unit
• Install customer-supplied faucet, handles, and drain stopper
• Reattach supply lines
• Unit test and clean up
• Disposal of your old unit, if requested
• 30-day warranty on plumbing work only. Warranty does not cover defective parts of customer supplied unit.
Any parts needed that was not supplied or part of the standard installation, including new pipe, if required. If during the evaluation of the existing fitting and pipes the technician determines that repairs or replacements are needed to ensure a successful installation/replacement, the technician will discuss with customer before conducting any additional work.
1. Purchase the correct faucet for your current sink setup or contact our office for assistance. Please make sure that you have all the hardware that is included with your purchased unit.
2. Schedule an appointment. Our technician will contact you when he is on his way to your location with an estimated time of arrival.