It is closely related to your home improvement life! Faucet knowledge full science
Posted on November 01 2022
Faucets are closely related supplies in our lives, and their quality directly affects the health and safety of our lives. It is very important to choose a good quality, lead-free faucet. This article will introduce the purchasing skills of faucets and teach you to buy faucets with confidence.
What materials are the faucets made of?
- Stainless steel faucet
The stainless steel faucet does not contain lead, and is resistant to acid, resistant to acid, alkali, corrosion, release of harmful substances, and will not pollute the tap water. The surface of the stainless steel faucet does not need to be electroplated, and only needs to be polished to reveal the true color of its stainless steel.
However, stainless steel faucets contain chromium, are not easy to process, have immature technology, and are expensive.
- All copper faucet
The pure copper faucet is made of all copper, the surface is chrome-plated, the gloss is high, and it has high anti-wear and anti-corrosion properties. The quality is mainly distinguished by its own copper content and process.
But all-copper faucets contain trace amounts of lead.
- Ceramic faucet
Compared with other faucets, ceramic faucets have the advantages of not rusting, not oxidizing, and not easy to wear. The ceramic faucet looks beautiful and elegant, because the shell is also a ceramic product.However, ceramic faucets are expensive and fragile when used improperly.
- Plastic faucet
Plastic faucets are rich in color and mass-produced with molds. Compared with other materials, they are safer to use. ABS plastic is used for production and processing.
But plastic faucets are not strong and have a short lifespan.
What are the faucet spools?
- Ceramic valve core
The anti-aging, wear-resistant and maintenance-free ceramic valve core ensures the stability of operation, saves maintenance costs and labor intensity, etc. The non-corrosion characteristics make the faucet not easy to leak water droplets, and also achieve the purpose of environmental protection and water saving.
- Stainless steel valve core
Long life, sensitive and repairable. Their biggest advantage is that they do not require high water quality, and the valve core can be disassembled for cleaning, and it is very convenient to disassemble and assemble without professionals and special tools.
- Roller valve core
This type of faucet valve core is the same as its name. Its handle rotates smoothly, it is easy to operate, it feels comfortable and easy, and it is resistant to aging and wear, but it is gradually withdrawn from the market.
Faucet Purchase Process
- look at the surface
Pay attention to the gloss of the surface, no burrs, no pores, no oxidation spots when you touch it. The smoother the surface, the better the quality.
- Turn the handle
When turning the handle of a good faucet, there is no excessive gap between the faucet and the switch, and the opening and closing is easy and does not slip.
- listen to the sound
A good faucet is made of cast copper as a whole, and the sound of beating is dull; if the sound is very brittle, it must be stainless steel;
- identification mark
Identify product markings. General regular goods have the brand logo of the manufacturer to identify and prevent counterfeiting.
- Check parts
The valve body and handle of a good faucet are all made of grade brass, with a heavy weight and a dignified feeling.
Faucet Selection Factors
Now the faucets used in home decoration are mainly bathroom faucets, basin faucets and kitchen faucets. Choose the faucet according to the style of the basin and the space of use.
To be bright, no bubbles, no defects, no scratches as the qualified standard. Imported faucets have a coating of more than 10 microns, the purpose is to prevent rust, beautiful, and guarantee the service life.
Generally, the accessories of the basin faucet mainly include the water remover, the lifting rod, the faucet fixing bolts, the fixing copper sheets and the gaskets; the bathtub faucet also has a shower, a water inlet hose, a bracket, etc.
The steel ball valve is solid and durable, and has good pressure resistance. The ceramic valve has good sealing performance, and the feel is more comfortable and smooth;
The faucet is made of copper as the top grade, and copper has the effect of sterilization and disinfection. However, the quality of copper is difficult for consumers to identify, so it is best to buy brand products with a certain reputation.
Faucet Purchase Mistakes
Myth: Induction faucets are the most water-efficient?
Induction faucets not only produce less water, but also have high prices and high maintenance costs. The use of induction faucets in households is not practical.
Myth: The smaller the flow, the more water-saving
There are water-saving standards for faucet flow, and it is not conducive to water saving if the flow is too large or too small. Sometimes the flow rate of the faucet is too small, there may be a problem with the faucet valve, or the slag is blocked, and it should be cleaned or replaced in time.
Myth: Aerator faucets save water under any circumstances?
The main function of the bubbler is to increase the number of bubbles in the water and reduce the water output; but the starter weakens the impact force of the water flow and requires a large amount of water, which is not conducive to saving water.
Myth: Faucets have hot and cold temperature adjustment?
The hot and cold temperature adjustment function of the faucet can only be realized by having two hot and cold water inlet hoses and a ceramic valve core.
Misunderstanding: Choose a faucet without considering the basin?
After many consumers install the countertop basin, they do not notice the height of the countertop basin, the faucet needs to be installed on the countertop basin, and the actual situation of the countertop basin must be considered when purchasing.
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