Faucet in the use of the environment is below 0 ℃ freeze crack, generally caused by the following conditions.
- After the initial testing of the project, the remaining water in the faucet has not been drained.
- The tap is installed in the outdoors, the water inlet valve is not closed, anti-freeze protection is not done.
- After renovation of the room should be ventilated, do not close the window at night, do not close the water inlet valve faucet.
- Go on vacation or long-term not to live, indoor temperature is low, the water inlet valve is not closed, the water faucet ran out of water.
How to prevent taps from cracking?
To prevent faucets from cracking at low temperatures, you can take the following steps.
During normal use
- Try to ensure that the indoor temperature is above 0 ℃.
- Outdoor faucets can be thickly wrapped with cotton fabric, old cotton clothes, cotton wool and other insulation materials.
- For indoor temperature is below 0 ℃ room, close the indoor water meter valve, drain the excess water in the water pipe.
- At night, remember to close the kitchen, bathroom and all shady room windows to ensure that the indoor temperature is above 0 ℃.
During renovation or construction
- If the installation temperature of the faucet at the project site is below 0 ℃, it is recommended not to install the faucet temporarily, or completely drain the water in the pipe after the temporary water or water test.
- If you are currently renovating, due to the installation of hot and cold water installation of one-way valves, be sure to ask the construction staff to help remove the faucet from the wall. If a thermostatic faucet is installed at home, in addition to draining the remaining water from the pipes, the water from the thermostatic faucet should be drained separately to prevent the cold water from expanding and freezing.
Winter temperatures are low. In order to avoid the inconvenience of faucet freezing to your family’s life, you should pay more attention to the quality and performance of the product when buying bathroom products. Having a healthy, high-quality, faucet is a good choice for you.