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Installation and maintenance of faucets
  • Date:2023-08-28
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In areas such as kitchens and bathrooms, we often see the presence of faucets. Their appearance has facilitated people's daily life, and it can be said that modern home life cannot do without the help of faucets. So, guys, do you know how to choose a faucet? How should the faucet be cleaned after accumulating a large amount of dirt? Don't worry, let's take a look together.
1、 Faucet classification:
There are many types of faucets, usually distinguished by function and purpose, such as kitchen faucets, basin faucets, and bathtub faucets, collectively known as the "three piece set". When selecting faucets, choose a dedicated faucet based on the purpose, such as installing a basin faucet on a kitchen sink, which is inconvenient to use due to its low height.
1. Bathtub faucet: There are two water outlets, one connected to the bathtub shower and the other connected to the faucet below the shower for shower use.
2. Basin faucet: This type of faucet has a shorter and lower outlet, mainly used for people to wash items and clean their faces.
3. Multifunctional kitchen faucet: If there is a hot water pipeline in the kitchen, this faucet should also be double connected. In addition, the outlet of the kitchen faucet is higher and longer, and some have hose designs for washing food.
2、 Tell me about the purchasing principles of kitchen faucets
1. Easy to use: washing vegetables, steaming rice, making soup, washing dishes... There are too many annoying things in the kitchen, don't let the faucet make things worse! Using a handy faucet often makes people feel that it does not exist, which is mainly related to its valve core, handle position, and switch mode. A good faucet valve core can be opened and closed freely, and it will not feel too loose or too tight when used; The position and shape of the handle should be easy to open and close, making it easy to operate even with the back of the hand; The traditional spiral and wrench switches are no longer used in the kitchen, but have been replaced by quick closing and lifting switches.
2. Easy to clean: When working in the kitchen, one will use a hand with oil stains and dirt to open the faucet and dirty it. Therefore, it is better to choose products that are free from oil stains and easy to clean. This is closely related to the shape and coating of the faucet. Generally, faucets with complex shapes and variable lines are prone to leaving dead spots for cleaning, while faucets with thin coating and low hardness are prone to blackening and poor cleaning. It is recommended to use products with simple shapes and hard coatings, as this can save a lot of trouble.
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3. Suitable size: Some households have kitchen faucets that are prone to splashing and cannot reach the center of the sink... This is caused by neglecting the combination of the sink and kitchen faucet. When choosing a kitchen faucet, it is important to know the size of the sink and choose the appropriate faucet based on this size. Ensure that the angle of the water outlet is facing the center of the sink, allowing for 180 ° or 360 ° rotation, and the distance from the bottom of the sink is just right to prevent splashing.
4. Water conservation and environmental protection: The consumption of water resources in the kitchen is very high, and modern decoration "energy conservation and environmental protection" is the mainstream. Therefore, when choosing a faucet, it is also important to pay attention to this point. A water-saving faucet can save 30-40% of water compared to a regular faucet, and it can save a lot of water bills for the family when used out. Nowadays, water-saving faucets mainly use good bubblers to inject air into water, prevent splashing and maintain flushing effect, while also slowing down water flow rate, reducing water flow rate, and achieving water-saving goals.
5. Unification of style: Unification of decoration style is also a concern for everyone. In kitchen rooms, sinks can be paired with different materials and styles, while faucets are mainly reflected in the shape of wire strips and surface coatings.
3、 Maintenance methods for faucets:
1. Do not use excessive force to turn on or off the faucet, just turn it gently with the flow. Even traditional faucets do not require significant effort to tighten. Especially, do not use the handle as a handrail to support or use it.
2. The metal hose of the shower head of the bathtub faucet should be kept in a natural and stretchable state, and should not be coiled around the faucet when not in use. Meanwhile, when in use or not in use, be careful not to form a dead angle at the joint between the hose and the valve body to avoid breaking or damaging the hose.
3. When the water pressure is not less than 0.02mpa (i.e. 0.2kgf/cm2) and after a period of use, if it is found that the water output decreases or even the water heater stalls, the sieve cover can be gently unscrewed at the outlet of the faucet to remove impurities, and it can generally recover to its original state.
4. Experienced and qualified professionals should be invited for construction and installation. When installing, the faucet should try not to collide with hard objects, and do not leave cement, glue, etc. on the surface to avoid damaging the surface coating luster. Pay attention to removing debris from the pipeline and installing a faucet.
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