Faucet Install

Faucet Install

Service Overview

Sometimes what should be a simple task can suddenly become unusually complicated. This is a story Kotz Heating, Cooling & Plumbing often hears when it comes to a faucet install in Waterford, MI homes. Let’s go through the process and talk a little bit about where the process can go off the rails.

Confusing choices

The faucet install process can be overwhelming in part because of the number of choices available. Walk into any home improvement or plumbing supply store and there can be hundreds of choices in terms of style, fit & finish, and brand names. Assuming this is a faucet only installation you must choose one that is compatible with your existing sink. In other words, the faucet must match the same number of holes in the sink and their spacing. Chances are you will still have dozens of different brands and styles to choose from.

Kotz can help

If you are feeling overwhelmed, simplify your life by getting help from the experts at Kotz. When you hire us to install your new faucet(s) we can help you sort through the many possibilities in the selection process. Trust us, there are definitely differences in quality between brands and price ranges. We will explain those differences to you so you can decide which one fits your needs and budget. 

Can you do it yourself?

Replacing a household faucet is not a technically difficult job, but there are physical challenges. You will be working on your back in the cramped area underneath the sink. If you decide to do the work yourself, at a minimum you should have these tools and supplies available to help you complete the job.

  • Basin wrench
  • Groove-joint pliers
  • Adjustable wrench
  • Faucet
  • Supply lines
  • Plumber’s putty or silicone caulk
  • Teflon® tape
  • Flashlight

Make sure to consider all potential problems before attempting to do the job yourself. These are some of the risks to consider:

  • Damaging the new faucet or other plumbing components in the process
    • When this happens your attempt to save money can end up costing you more in the long run.
  • Improper installation results in future problems
    • Something as simple as cross-threading a connection can cause damaging water leaks.
  • Not recognizing other problems
    • When a professional plumber installs a new faucet, he or she will also inspect the rest of the plumbing in that location to make sure there are no other issues that need to be dealt with.

It’s almost always cheaper to have Kotz do the work from the beginning rather than being forced to ask for help because you ran into problems part way through the process.

More than just a replacement

New faucets installs and fixtures are an easy and inexpensive way to give kitchens and bathrooms a new look. So, even if your faucets are working just fine, call Kotz Heating, Cooling & Plumbing and we will be happy to talk with you about giving your Waterford, MI home an exciting new look.