Why do stainless steel faucets also rust? How to avoid stainless steel faucets from rusting.
Posted on September 21 2022
It is not easy for many consumers to buy a house, and it is even more difficult to decorate it. They are happy to move in! Only two years have passed since the comfortable days, and the faucet is rusted. "Why did the faucet I bought from the specialty store rust after spending so much money?" So I immediately went to the bathroom store and said, "There is something wrong with your faucet." The bathroom store is also wronged. I am a genuine stainless steel faucet, how can it rust? Today, let's understand why stainless steel faucets rust? How to prevent stainless steel faucet from rusting?
Why do stainless steel faucets also rust?
When brown rust spots (spots) appear on the surface of stainless steel pipes, people are amazed: "Stainless steel does not rust, and if it rusts, it is not stainless steel, and there may be a problem with the steel." In fact, this is a one-sided misconception about the lack of understanding of stainless steel. Stainless steel will also rust under certain conditions.
Stainless steel has the ability to resist atmospheric oxidation—that is, rust resistance, and it also has the ability to corrode in media containing acids, alkalis, and salts—that is, corrosion resistance. However, the size of its anti-corrosion ability varies with the chemical composition of its steel itself, the state of mutual addition, the conditions of use and the type of environmental media. For example, 304 steel pipe has absolutely excellent anti-corrosion ability in a dry and clean atmosphere, but if it is moved to a seaside area, it will rust soon in the sea fog containing a lot of salt; and 316 steel pipe shows good. Therefore, it is not any kind of stainless steel that can resist corrosion and rust in any environment.
How to prevent stainless steel faucet from rusting?
To ensure that the metal surface is permanently bright and not rusted, it is recommended to:
- The surface of decorative stainless steel must be cleaned and scrubbed frequently to remove attachments and eliminate external factors that cause modification.
- 316 stainless steel should be used in seaside areas, which can resist seawater corrosion.
- The chemical composition of some stainless steel pipes on the market cannot meet the corresponding national standards and cannot meet the 304 material requirements. Therefore, it will also cause rust, which requires users to carefully choose products from reputable manufacturers.
As a Chinese faucet factory that has been deeply involved in the sanitary ware field for more than ten years, yoroow has very rich experience. If you have any needs or questions about the faucet, you can contact us, and we will provide you with professional answers and services.