While it’s always a good idea to hire a professional if you’re looking for high quality results, there are certain tasks that almost any homeowner can do for themselves. One of these relatively simple tasks is replacing a faucet. Faucets are fairly simple, as far as mechanical or practical elements are concerned. In fact, though each faucet will come with its own set of instructions, there are almost always the same basic steps involved in installing a faucet.
The first step in any faucet installation is turning off the water supply to the faucet. Unless you can breathe underwater, it’s important to never skip this step. Then, remove the old faucet and drain. Typically, you’ll need a basin wrench to do this by removing the nuts from below the faucet and disconnecting the lift rod. Then, install the new faucet and drain according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Finally, turn the water back on. In most cases, you’ll be good to go!