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Install New Tap and Faucet

We are all aware of the importance of properly functioning taps and faucets in our households. Whether we are upgrading an outdated fixture, replacing a faulty one, or enhancing our kitchen or bathroom with a new tap/faucet, proper installation is key to ensuring optimal performance and longevity.

In this comprehensive guide, we’ll go through the steps to install a new tap or faucet in your home, providing expert tips and insights along the way.

New Bathroom Basin Faucet

Importance of Proper Tap/Faucet Installation

Installing a new tap/faucet requires precision and attention to detail. Proper installation ensures that the tap/faucet functions efficiently, minimizes the risk of leaks, and enhances the overall aesthetics of our living space.

By following the correct installation process, we can avoid common issues such as loose fittings, water leaks, and improper alignment.

4 Main Types of Taps/Faucets

Before proceeding with installation, it is essential to understand the 4 main types of taps/faucets commonly found in homes:

  • Single-Handle Taps/Faucets: These feature a single lever or knob to control both hot and cold water. They are popular for their simplicity and ease of use.
  • Double-Handle Taps/Faucets: Separate handles are used to control hot and cold water flow. They allow for more precise temperature control but may require more effort to operate.
  • Wall-Mounted Taps/Faucets: These are mounted on the wall rather than the sink or countertop. They can create a sleek and modern look in kitchens and bathrooms, and they are often used with vessel sinks.
  • Touchless Taps/Faucets: They are equipped with motion sensors that activate water flow when they detect hand movements. They are convenient and hygienic, as they reduce the spread of germs and bacteria.

Each type of tap/faucet has its unique features and benefits, allowing homeowners to choose the one that best suits their needs and preferences.

Single-Handle Kitchen Faucet
Single-Handle Wash Basin Faucet
Double-Handle Wash Basin Faucet

Step-by-Step Tap/Faucet Installation


Start by gathering the necessary tools and materials for the installation:

1: Shut Off Water Supply
  • Locate the shutoff valves under the sink and turn off the water supply to the old tap/faucet.
2: Remove Old tap/Faucet
  • Use a wrench to disconnect the water supply lines and loosen the nuts securing the old tap/faucet to the sink.
  • Carefully lift the old tap/faucet from the sink.
  • Clean the area to prepare for the new installation.
3: Install New tap/Faucet
  • Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for installing the new tap/faucet.
  • Insert the tap/faucet’s mounting studs or bolts through the mounting holes in the sink and secure them with nuts from underneath.
  • Use a basin wrench to tighten the nuts securely.
4: Connect Water Supply Lines
  • Connect the water supply lines to the corresponding hot and cold water valves under the sink.
  • Use an adjustable wrench to tighten the connections, ensuring they are secure and leak-free.
5: Test for Leaks
  • Once the new tap/ faucet is installed, turn on the water supply at the shutoff valves.
  • Check for any leaks or drips around the tap/faucet connections.
  • If leaks are detected, tighten the connections further or reapply plumber’s tape as needed.

Considerations when Choosing Your New Tap/Faucet

Water Efficiency

Choose a water-efficient tap/faucet model to conserve water and reduce utility bills, in line with Singapore’s focus on sustainability.

Aesthetic Appeal

Select a tap/faucet design and style that complements the overall look and feel of your kitchen or bathroom, enhancing the visual appeal of the space.


Invest in a high-quality tap/faucet made from durable materials to ensure long-term performance and reliability, especially in Singapore’s humid climate.

A Shiny New Faucet

Professional Tap/Faucet Installation Service

Installing a new faucet service is a rewarding project that can enhance the functionality and aesthetics of your home.

By following the steps outlined in this guide and considering important factors such as faucet type, water efficiency, and aesthetic appeal, you can ensure a successful installation process.

If you encounter any difficulties during the installation process, don’t hesitate to seek professional assistance from our reliable plumbers at Singapore Plumbing Works.

Common taps we install include:

  • kitchen faucets
  • washbasin taps
  • bathroom shower mixer taps
  • double shower taps
  • bidet taps and sprays
  • toilet taps
  • washing machine taps

Contact us for hassle-free and affordable tap/faucet installation service today!


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