Most families only buy and install many of the same type of faucets in their homes regardless of space and usage requirements. Actually, this is unscientific. At least one home can be equipped with three types of faucets: single-cooled, cold-warm and foaming.
Depending on the purpose of the faucet, it can be divided into basin, kitchen basin, bathtub, washing machine and mop sink faucets. In terms of function and structure, it can be divided into single-cold ordinary faucet, induction faucet, cold and warm faucet and belt. The bubbling water-saving faucets, etc., basin, kitchen basin and bathtub faucets are usually cold and warm and bubbling. Washing machine and mop sink faucets can be single cold type, balcony and other generally not recommended. The bubbling faucet can not only speed up the washing and dragging speed and increase the flushing ability, but also has a certain water-saving effect.
Hot and cold faucets can not be directly connected to the water pipe
Many people think that they can buy a hot and cold water faucet at home, but only one inlet pipe is connected to it. In fact, the ceramic valve core is a three-port interconnected structure, two inlet pipes of water mixed before the faucet outlet outflow, only one water pipe hot and cold faucet can not be used. Many people are not clear, so the editor thought that the quality of the hot and cold control is bad. If it is not good, there will be a flood of water.
Hot and cold water faucets use the different opening angles of the ceramic spool to control the mixing ratio of hot and cold water and to achieve the water temperature regulation function. If your home does have only one cold water pipe and you buy a hot and cold water faucet, it is recommended that you can get both at the same time. Get on two inlet pipes, then one connects to the angle valve, and the other is plugged with a wire plug.
The faucet and the water line must have an angle valve
Many people know to install a faucet, but don’t know how to install an angle valve. Angle valve outlet and water inlet at a 90 degree right angle, can be used to connect the inner wall hose and faucet hose, control the water flow switch.
All hot and cold water faucets (with a hot and cold water inlet hose) must be connected to the hose with an angle valve, while faucets like washing machine faucets and mop sink faucets can be connected directly to the hose, so an angle valve is not needed. Generally, each hot and cold water faucet requires two angle valves to fit. If there is a leak in the faucet, simply turn off the angle valve and it won’t affect the water in the rest of the house.
The exterior and interior of the faucet should be cleaned regularly
How long has it been since your faucet was cleaned? Although we use faucets almost every day, few of us pay attention to the surface or even the interior of the faucet.
Once the faucet is installed, it is recommended that the surface is cleaned every other month for stain fingerprints. The surface layer is cleaned with water and dried with a soft cloth; while the exterior brightness maintenance can be cleaned with car wax once a month. The surface is cleaned for aesthetics, and the interior is the most important factor in longevity.
In addition, if the faucet appears to reduce the amount of water or water fork, it means that the faucet’s bubbler is clogged. In this case, the blister should be removed, soaked in vinegar, and cleaned with a small brush or other tool. Then reinstall it.
The faucet cannot be used immediately
Most people are used to using the faucet straight away in the morning. But usually, before using the faucet the next day, you should drain the water from the faucet before using the faucet.
For faucets, people are “smelling lead”. In fact, no matter how good the faucet, it is difficult to avoid more or less lead element precipitation pollution, but in general, due to the role of lead protective film inside the faucet, its content is greatly reduced to reach the standard level.
However, long-term retention of water in the faucet will make the protective film of lead fall off, lead elements dissolved in water will precipitate. In particular, traditional faucets and water pipes are more likely to rust and contaminate the water quality, so water should be released first.