You can’t think about a complete kitchen decor without a kitchen faucet. It’s installed in the kitchen for ensuring the continuous water supply. But if it troubles for some reasons you need reinstallation.
It is easy and quick to remove a kitchen faucet. But at the time of replacing an old faucet, it can be difficult. So, be ready because it will make easier and less frustrating removing the faucet.
There are some steps which guide about how to remove kitchen faucet. So, I recommend that it is a good idea to buy a replacement faucet before you start removing the faucet. This will make easier to go to the next step when you remove the kitchen faucet.
Moreover, I suggest keeping the essential instruments required to remove a kitchen faucet near you. Hence, it will be easier for you to start the work quickly when necessary. The right instruments for removing a kitchen faucet are –
- Containers to keep water
- Basin wrench
- Putty knife
- Penetrating oil
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Steps on how to remove kitchen faucet
Step-1: Turn off water supply system
At first shut off the water source that goes to the faucet. Turn off water supply valves at the faucet or turn off the main water supply to the house. You can check by turning on the faucet whether the water is turned off or not. It will also drain away the remaining water at the faucet.
Step-2: Disconnect water supply line from the valve
Use pliers to disconnect the water supply lines from the valve. You will need two sets of pliers. One set to hold the valve and another set for unscrewing the water supply line. Moreover, place a container under the angle stop valve to catch the remaining water in the valve.
Step-3: Remove mounting nut
Then you need to remove the mounting nuts under the sink. These nuts are located behind and under the sink. So, reaching them is a bit difficult. Use a basin wrench for removing them.
Turn the nuts counterclockwise to remove them. If you find the mounting nuts hard to turn, let them sit for some time or apply some penetrating oil on them.
Step-4: Remove the old kitchen faucet
After removing the nuts, you can wiggle the kitchen faucet from the sink. Take the faucet out and clean the place where the faucet sat.
In addition, remove the caulking or putty from the sink surface by using the putty knife. Clean the sink before you install a new kitchen faucet.
Step-5: Clean the surface
Take proper care while cleaning the surface not to damage it. Use a non-scratching scouring pad to clean the surface.
Now you can’t imagine a kitchen without any kitchen faucet. If you do not have a kitchen faucet, it will consume a lot of time to finish the works.
I think this article will give you a clear idea about how to remove kitchen faucet. Watch carefully what type of faucet you need to remove. Working procedure of removing faucet depends on the type of faucet you are using in your kitchen.