Sometimes you would want to replace your bathroom faucet or kitchen sink faucet on your own so as to save some money on plumbing charges. There are many do it yourself video that can help you replace the faucet easily. When you find your kitchen or bathroom sink faucet is leaking then if replacement is an option the thing to do is to find out what type of faucet will suit the existing sink. There are different types of faucets available in the market. Find out the size of the inlet pipe line or pipe lines to help you decide the appropriate size. Once you have found the right sized faucet the first step to replacing is to turn off the main valve that leads to the fitting. Once the valve is shut you need to open the exiting faucet to let out the remaining water in the pipe line flow out of the faucet. Loosen the nuts attaching the faucet to the sink until the faucet comes out. If you are not sure of the size of the faucet then you can take the old faucet with you while purchasing a new one.
Whip the surface of the sink to keep it clean before installing the faucet. The faucet will have a rubber gasket to hold it tight on to the sink if the rubber gasket is missing putty will do the job. Once you have placed the faucet in place of the old faucet, slip inside the washers on to the shank from below the sink and then screw in the nuts until it holds the faucet tight on to the sink. After connecting the water supply lines to the faucet turn on the water supply line and see to if there are any leaks and the water is flowing out properly.