This Is How To Replace A Faucet On A Bidet

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A bidet makes a great addition to any bathroom as they are a gentler, more hygienic, and more environmentally-friendly alternative to toilet paper. Bidets are easy to use, and many bidet models are self-cleaning, so they are a relatively low-maintenance product.

Bidets don’t require much to function correctly, but as with any product, issues sometimes occur, especially if you’ve had it for a while. Occasionally, you may have to replace the faucet on your bidet, but thankfully, replacing a bidet faucet does not have to be a long, complicated process.

You don’t necessarily have to call in a professional plumber if you need a bidet faucet replacement. In just a few simple steps, a bidet faucet can be replaced by any homeowner with the right tools and an instructional manual.

Read on to learn what steps to take to effectively replace a faucet on a bidet.

What Do I Do When It’s Time To Replace A Bidet Faucet?

Over time, you may notice your bidet faucet is displaying signs of rusting and corrosion, which is bound to happen after prolonged periods of water usage. Fortunately, replacing your bidet faucet does not have to be a daunting task. If done accurately, replacing a bidet faucet can be completed in just a few minutes without having to spend money hiring a professional plumber.

Purchasing A New Bidet Faucet

The first thing you’ll want to do when you need to replace your bidet’s faucet is to purchase a new one. Below is a list of different components of a bidet faucet you’ll want to consider in the buying process.

  • Cost: Bidet faucets have a wide price range, some selling for around $100, and some selling for over $2000. Therefore, you’ll want to consider the price you can afford to pay when making your bidet faucet purchase.
  • Finish types: Bidet faucets come in various finishes depending on the brand. The most common bidet faucet colors are chrome, bronze, nickel, and brass. With select models, you can find bidet faucets in shades of gold, stainless steel, white, black, gray, and other neutral colors.
  • Material: Bidet faucets are typically made from either brass or metal materials.
  • Faucet height: Bidet faucet heights range from 0 to 30 inches, but most commonly have a height between 0 and 10 inches.
  • Handles: Bidets can come with one or two handles. Not all bidet faucet models come with handles, though. Some brands require you to buy the handles separately, so this is something you’ll want to look into before purchasing your bidet faucet.
  • Spray direction: Bidet faucet spray patterns can be horizontal or vertical, but most faucets tend to be made with a horizontal spray pattern.

Bidet Faucet Special Features

Many bidet faucet models have special features or credentials. Some of the most common features and credentials you’ll find in a bidet faucet are listed below:

  • Many brands include a drain assembly with the bidet faucet, but some do not. Check the specific model to see if it does.
  • You can search for bidet faucets that are ADA Compliant (Link), meaning they are approved and accessible for individuals with disabilities.
  • You can also find select bidet faucets that are Watersense Certified (Link) meaning that the EPA has deemed them water-efficient. These bidet faucets use at least 20% less water, save energy, and have higher performance rates than other models.

Comparing Bidet Faucet Brands

Listed below are some of the most popular brands that manufacture bidet faucets. Here you can compare the materials, colors, and price ranges of each brand’s various bidet faucet models.

You can also find out what special features each brand includes in all or some of their faucet models.

Brand Materials Colors Special Features Price Range
Graff -Metal

-Brass

Chrome/ Nickel/ Bronze/ Stainless Steel -Includes handle and valves

-Drain Assembly included

-WaterSense Certified Model

$400-$1600
California Faucets -Brass Black/ White/ Gold/ Neutral/ Brass/ Bronze/ Chrome/ Copper/ Nickel/ -Includes handles and valves

-Drain Assembly included

-(1)WaterSense Certified Model

$475-$755
Hansgrohe -Brass

-Metal

Chrome/ Nickel/ Bronze -Includes handle and valves

-Drain Assembly included

-ADA Compliant

-(1)WaterSense Certified model

$115-$270
Axor -Metal

-Brass

Chrome/ Nickel -Includes handles. Some models include valves

-Drain Assembly included

-ADA Compliant

-(3)WaterSense Certified models

$470-$790
Nameeks -Brass Chrome -Some models include handles $120-$340
Rohl -Brass Brass/ Chrome/ Gold/ Nickel -Includes handles

-(1)Drain Assembly included model

-(3)ADA Compliant models

-(1)WaterSense Certified model

$500-$1215
American Standard -Brass Chrome -Includes handles

-ADA Compliant

-(1)Drain Assembly included model

$215-$460
Kohler -Metal Chrome/ Brass/ Bronze/ Gold/ Nickel/ Stainless Steel -Includes handles and valves

-Drain Assembly included

-ADA Complaint

-(1)WaterSense certified

$425-$770

There are many components that go into a bidet faucet, making it challenging to find the exact faucet to fit all your wants and needs. However, if you go to a site like faucet.com (Link) you can select all of the specifications you’re looking for in a bidet faucet, and the site will narrow it down to bidet faucet models that fit your exact request.

When deciding which bidet faucet to purchase for your bidet, it’s imperative to check that the faucet you purchase fits appropriately with your bidet. Bidet faucets vary in their connections and sprouts, so if you purchase a faucet without checking to see if it’s compatible with your bidet, it may not fit. Check the manual of the product to ensure your faucet matches your bidet.

Assembling Your New Bidet Faucet

Now that you have picked out and purchased your new bidet faucet, it’s time to install it. The installation is a relatively simple process that does not need to take a great deal of time.

Preparing To Install Your New Bidet Faucet

Before installing the new faucet, you’ll first need to stop the water flow to the bidet. Stopping the water flow is essential; otherwise, you run the risk of having depressurized water pouring out when you disassemble the faucet.

To do this, locate the valve behind the bidet and turn off the water flow.

After stopping the water flow, you’ll then need to disassemble the old bidet faucet. Using a screwdriver, carefully unscrew the connector and sprout, ensuring no parts loosen and cause a blockage.

Attaching Your New Bidet Faucet

Carefully read and follow the steps in your new bidet faucet manufacturer’s instruction manual. The three main parts you will have to assemble for your bidet faucet are the valve, drain-body, and pop-up. The order you assemble the bidet faucet parts will vary depending on the bidet faucet model you use.

After assembling the valve, drain-body, and pop-up, it’s a good idea to use a caulk gun (Link) and caulk to ensure the faucet is securely set in place. Screwing in the faucet might make it stable at first, but over time it can become loose and cause water leaks and make your bidet faucet defective.

If using the caulk gun, let the caulk dry for at least 24 hours before using your bidet.

After The New Bidet Faucet Installation (What’s Next?)

Once you have finished assembling your new bidet faucet and you are sure it is securely fastened, you can turn the water supply back on. The water should flow immediately and effortlessly out of the bidet faucet if it has been installed correctly.

What Do I Do If The New Bidet Faucet Isn’t Working?

If you’ve carefully followed the steps listed above, and your new bidet faucet isn’t working, contact the manufacturer and explain the situation. If the manufacturer cannot assist you in fixing the issue, you may need to contact a plumber. If this is the case, it’s more than likely not the bidet faucet that has the issue, but it’s an issue with your plumbing.

Sources: 

www.homeguides.sfgate.com