Some Useful Knowledge of Faucet That You Need to Know
The tap is a hardware that has been available since tap water, and it is also an essential hardware in the home. Everyone is already familiar with it. But is your faucet really right? In fact, the installation of faucets in many homes is not very standard, and there are some problems of this kind. I have summarized five misunderstandings. Let’s see if you have made such a mistake?
1. Installing different types of faucets in different functional areas.
There are various types of faucets. Depending on the functional area, faucets include basin faucets, bathtub faucets, washing machine faucets and sink faucets. Faucets in different functional areas have different structures and functions. Sink faucets and bathtub faucets generally use both cold and bubbling types. Washing machine faucets only need a single cold type faucet, because the single cold type faucet flushing speed, can play a certain water-saving effect.
2. Separate hot and cold water pipes.
Generally speaking, the hot and cold water faucet controls the mixing ratio of hot and cold water through the different opening angles on both sides of the ceramic valve core, and then regulates the water temperature. If there is only one cold water pipe, in the installation of hot and cold water faucets, you can connect two inlet hoses, but also install a corner valve to play a role.
3. The connection between faucet and water pipe.
Faucet and water pipe connection must use angle valve. When connecting all the hot and cold faucets in your home to the water line, you must use an angle valve. The purpose of this is to prevent leaking faucets from affecting water in other parts of the house. Washing machine faucets do not require hot water, so they can be connected directly to the water line.
4. Faucet usage.
Faucets need regular cleaning. Many families install faucets after a long time, never pay attention to the cleaning and maintenance of the faucet. Not only the water quality of the faucet can not be guaranteed, but also a variety of failures, affecting the use. In fact, the correct method is to clean the faucet every other month after installing it. Stains and water stains on the surface can be cleaned with a clean cloth. Soak it in white vinegar for a while and then open the hot water valve to drain it.
5. Faucets need to be replaced regularly.
Generally, after five years of use, you can consider replacing the faucet. With long-term use, it will praise a lot of bacteria and dirt inside, which can cause harm to the human body over time. Therefore, it is still recommended that you replace the faucet every five years.