Doing a tap replacement involves many technical processes. However, many homeowners tend to proceed with it despite lacking the tools and skills necessary. To make sure that your faucet is installed properly and to prevent major plumbing issues, here are some common mistakes to avoid when replacing a tap:
Reusing Outdated Faucet Parts
When it comes to a tap replacement, some homeowners make the mistake of reusing old parts which are no longer durable enough. As a result, they end up experiencing even more faucet problems such as severe water leaks. Some even end up rendering their water tap totally unusable. To avoid these, it’s recommended that you make use of newer faucet parts for your water tap instead of reusing old ones. That way, you can ensure that no further plumbing emergencies occur and that your water tap remains usable for the long term.
Failing To Disable Water Supply
Disabling your water supply when doing a tap replacement is always vital. Otherwise, you might end up flooding your house and cause many of your household items to be damaged. You might even put yourself at risk of electrocution if any appliances are affected. Feel free to engage your plumber in case you have trouble finding your main water supply’s location.
Failing To Note Needed Faucet Parts
Accurately determining which faucet parts you need and measuring their sizes is important. Otherwise, you might end up purchasing incorrect components which will only delay the tap replacement process. To know which faucet parts you require and their dimensions, contact a recommended plumber for assistance.
Sealing Threads Improperly
Lots of people fail to make use of the proper materials when sealing their threads, thereby causing their taps to experience plumbing leaks and rusting. When replacing your kitchen or bathroom tap, make sure to seal the threads using plumber’s putty or silicone caulking. By doing so, you’ll prevent major water leaks from your tap which could result in heavy water wastage.
Soldering Pipes Too Quickly
Some homeowners mistakenly try to solder their pipes to their taps way before they could dry completely. When this is done, the pipes can fail to attach properly which can lead to several pipe leaks. To prevent these, make sure that your pipes don’t contain any water before soldering them to your taps.
Replacing Taps Carelessly
Though replacing a tap is relatively easy compared to other plumbing works such as a water heater installation, it still requires extreme thoroughness and patience. Some homeowners with little plumbing experience try to install their new taps too quickly. As a result, they end up experiencing problems which require resolving by a reliable plumber. So make sure to take your time when setting up your new tap.
Failing To Use The Correct Tools
Before replacing your old tap, it’s vital that you have the necessary plumbing tools at hand. Many homeowners try to use or improvised tools when setting up a new tap. Because of this, they end up damaging many vital parts.
If you want to avoid breaking your faucet components, make sure to seek guidance from non-emergency plumbing services. That way, you’ll be able to determine the tools you need to install your tap without causing any damage.
Fastening Faucet Parts Too Tightly
To avoid plumbing leaks, it’s important to make sure that your faucet parts such as your pipes, fittings, nuts, bolts, and supply tubes are properly fastened. However, tightening them too tightly can cause the tap joints to crack. This can in turn cause major plumbing issues such as a leaking tap to occur. To prevent them, avoid any excessive force when changing your faucet.
By avoiding the common tap replacement mistakes mentioned, you can ensure that your new faucet’s plumbing installation goes smoothly. Should you experience difficulty however, don’t hesitate to contact Everyworks Singapore. Our professional plumbers can ensure that your new tap is set up efficiently so that you can use it as soon as possible.
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This article is reproduced from Tap & Faucet City Singapore.