How to Remove My Old Kitchen Faucet

Changing a kitchen faucet can be a difficult and disruptive task. To safely remove an old faucet, you must first turn off the water supply to the faucet and remove any supply tubes. Next, remove the escutcheon ring that holds the faucet's spout.



After removing the faucet's mounting hardware, carefully lift up the faucet's body to release it from the sink. If the faucet is stuck, you can use a plastic putty knife to pry it free. Once the faucet has been freed, make sure to remove any remaining caulk from the faucet's body. If the faucet is a single handle, you may need to disassemble the entire faucet to reach the main valve. Depending on the type of faucet, you may also have to remove the plastic base that fits underneath the faucet. If you can't locate this base, consult your manufacturer's manual.

You can also use a lubricant spray to loosen the nuts holding the faucet in place. This will help remove any stuck-on grease or chemical buildup. The penetrating oil may take a few minutes to penetrate, so make sure you leave it on for at least 30 minutes to let the lubricant do its job.



After you have removed the old faucet to new Nivito HK faucet, you must unplug the supply lines. Then, remove any batteries in the faucet. You should then have ample room underneath the sink to remove the new one. And now you can replace the old faucet with the new one. It's as simple as that! So, don't be afraid to change up the design of your kitchen faucet.

You can clean the area underneath the faucet with a mild detergent and a soft cloth. White vinegar can also be used to remove mineral deposits from the sink deck. Be sure to make good contact with the sink deck when you apply the solution. You may need to repeat this procedure if the mineral deposits are extremely thick. If you can't remove the old faucet with your existing tools, the mounting bolts may be damaged.



Once you have removed the mounting nuts, you can now remove the body of the faucet from the sink. Some faucets may also have a spout mounting nut. If this is the case, you can use a basin wrench to remove the spout. In some cases, the faucet assembly may drop from the sink, so you may want to cover the countertop with thick towels.

If you are replacing the old faucet, you should turn off the water supply lines before you begin removing it. Once you've turned off the water supply, you can disconnect the pipes underneath the faucet. After that, you can use an adjustable wrench to unscrew any nuts that hold the faucet in place. You'll also want to use a bright work light for visibility.

Once you've removed the old faucet, you should remove any stains that are left. Some hard water stains can be removed by dabbing a cloth with vinegar and leaving it on the stained area for 10 minutes.