How DIY Faucet Installation Can Go Wrong

How DIY Faucet Installation Can Go Wrong

There are many reasons people choose to DIY various home improvement projects, and one of the largest reasons is money. Many of the people who think they can do home improvement work themselves have likely never done the work before. Often these seemingly simple tasks can end up being more work or too difficult for these people to handle, and things go sideways pretty quickly. Faucet installation may seem like a simple task, but in many ways it can go wrong just as easily as any other big project in the home.

Common Problems

As you pick up the installation manual for your new faucet, the work may seem simple. But one of the biggest problems people run into when attempting a DIY faucet installation is removing the old faucet. This is an issue, especially in older homes as the current owner doesn’t know how long the old faucet has been attached. The plumbing could be rusted together, the bolts could have been tightened too much, and there may even be problems with the original piping that may not be known. These issues can all cause problems with your new installation.

Risks

When you take on a project like replacing your own faucet, there are a few risks that you end up taking that can easily be avoided by calling in a professional like Faucet Fix.

First, some people forget to turn off the water or don’t properly drain the water from the pipes. This can cause water damage and even a bit of chaos, but isn’t the worst risk.

Secondly, you don’t know the condition of the old pipes or the connections. This can cost you a lot of extra money. If the pipes that the old faucet are connected to become damaged or the bolts are too tight where the faucet connects to the sink, then you will run the risk of damaging the pipes or the sink. Many people make this mistake and don’t have the money to replace the broken pipes or the sink basin and end up being out more money than originally planned.

Finally, improper connection of the faucet or pipes is common with DIY faucet installation. If the installation isn’t done properly you can have many different issues that could have been avoided by calling a professional. Leaking, loose connections, and so much more can cause damage when you don’t realize it is there.

Don’t take the risk – call Faucet Fix for all of your faucet installation needs.

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