Unlike the sturdy faucets installed in conventional homes, the kitchen faucets installed in mobile homes are fragile. Therefore, they need to be replaced regularly. In this article, you will find some interesting tips on how to do this.
Remove the deteriorated kitchen faucet
To replace a kitchen faucet in a mobile home, there are several steps to consider. So you can have a peek about these, take a look at the rest of this article. First of all, the worn-out faucet must be removed. Indeed, to perform this operation, certain essential precautions must be observed. First of all, you need to turn off the water supply and reduce the pressure in the water pipes. Once these two precautions are taken, you can now proceed to the removal of the old tap.
To do this, you need to unscrew the nuts securing the valve and the water pipes and then remove the bung from the control stem. To carry out these two operations, you will need a screwdriver. Next, remove the faucet and clean the entire area, removing any dirt that has accumulated over time with a cleaning agent. Finally, make sure you know what type of faucet you have removed so that you can get one of the same type.
Installing the new faucet
Once the old faucet is removed, it's time to install the new one. To do this, you'll need to purchase a replacement kit. Go to a hardware store with the disassembled faucet kit. That way, you'll be able to find a kit that's identical to yours. Also, be sure to get the gaskets you need to properly attach your new kitchen faucet kit.
Then, once you've acquired the new kit, it's time to install it. The principle is simple. The last part removed during disassembly is the first to be placed during reassembly. The new faucet must be connected to the water lines by attaching the control stem to the bung. Finally, put the nuts back on and check for leaks.