The purchase of faucets should be considered from the following aspects.
1. Types of faucets
It can be divided into three categories: bathtub faucet, washbasin faucet and kitchen faucet.
The bathtub faucet has two water outlets, the lower one is for filling the bathtub, and the other is for connection. Also note that the length of the spout of the faucet is slightly longer than the width of the edge of the bathtub, so as to ensure that the water will not flow outside when the water is filled.
The washbasin faucet has a short and short mouth. This faucet is used to wash clothes and wash your face when matched with the washbasin in the bathroom. Therefore, choose a faucet with a short and low spout to be practical and coordinated. Pay attention to leaving enough washing space.
Choose a taller kitchen faucet, and it is best to extend it above the drain, and it should not splash water.
2. Types of control handles
The handle is divided into single handle and double handle, usually single handle is more popular.
It is characterized by convenient control and simple structure; while the double handle requires both hands to adjust the water temperature, but the style can be suitable for more occasions.
When the single-handle faucet is opened and closed, the water pressure will rise rapidly. If the copper content of the product is not high, it cannot withstand the expansion of water pressure and is easily damaged. Therefore, when the single-handle faucet is in use, it should be opened and closed slowly. shut down;
The double-handle faucet has a large pressure resistance range, and the water pressure is controlled by the corresponding adjustment of the two handles, so this problem is unlikely to occur.
3. Mixing faucet
Due to the widespread use of water heaters, the faucet switch has been fundamentally changed. Now the main products are mainly hot and cold mixing faucets. It is a faucet that mixes hot and cold water together and can adjust the water temperature.
The internal structure uses high-precision ceramic sheets or steel valve cores to control the water flow, and the water outlet is equipped with a stainless steel mesh cover, so that the discharged water does not splash, giving people a soft feeling.
Most of these faucets are opened with a single handle, which is very convenient to operate and use. You can open it only by gently touching it with your hand, and then gently rotate it to adjust the water temperature.
4. How to distinguish between good and bad faucets
It depends on the brightness, the smoother and brighter the surface, the better the quality.
Then turn the handle so that when the faucet turns the handle, there is no excessive gap between the faucet and the switch, and the switch is easy and unimpeded, and does not slip. Inferior faucets not only have a large gap, but also have a greater sense of obstruction. The material of the faucet is not easy to distinguish.
Finally, you can also judge the quality of the faucet material by listening to the sound. A good faucet is made of cast copper as a whole, and the sound is dull when tapped; If the sound is very brittle, it must be stainless steel, and the quality will be worse. Be sure to choose a regular brand. Regular products generally have the manufacturer’s brand logo. Some informal products or products of inferior quality are often only pasted with paper labels, or even without any marks. Be careful when purchasing.
TIPS decoration tips The faucet equipped with the imported ceramic valve core with extremely high processing precision can ensure that it will not leak water for life, and the service life is hundreds of thousands of times. If it is not used savagely, its service life should be more than 10 years. However, some low-end faucets with poor dimensional matching accuracy and crude ceramic valve cores generally appear loose in the handle after 2-3 months of use.