Professional plumbing services can be expensive, but it’s often worth using them – even for simple things like changing taps, faucets or shower heads. However, the truth is that it’s not that difficult to change your own bathroom fittings (or kitchen ones for that matter) to complete your bathroom renovation.
With this in mind, we’ve decided to put together a short guide to help you change your own fittings without running into any problems. Remember, if you do have trouble at any point, it’s always a good idea to speak with a professional to ensure you don’t accidentally cause costly damage.
Before You Start
Before you start changing taps or shower fittings there are a few things that you need to do. Make sure that you:
- Turn the mains water supply off if you’re changing taps, otherwise you will have a major problem on your hands.
- Use an old towel or t-shirt to block the drain so that you don’t lose any small parts.
- Place a piece of cardboard or blanket in the sink, shower or wherever else you’re working to prevent damage if you drop tools or other hard objects.
- Make sure you have everything you need.
It’s very important to make sure you have all the tools and materials you need, otherwise you might be stuck with no water while you try and find the missing parts. It’s a good idea to speak to someone at your local hardware store to ensure you have everything.
Changing Bathroom of Shower Fittings
Actually changing taps, shower head and other fittings really isn’t that difficult, especially if you follow a clear set of steps. The following should help you avoid any problems.