As you go and do your chores every single day, there will always be a moment that you need to get water from the tap. May it be while you are washing the dishes, doing the laundry or taking a bath; your faucet plays a very important role to your household in its water system.
But as you can see, there are different faucet styles that are in the hardware that you find it very difficult to distinguished and identify its proper usage. Knowing what is the style of your faucet was also an essential part in repairing and reinstalling it. For you to have an idea about this, here are some of the things that you need to know about the different styles that faucet had.
This type of faucet is commonly found in the kitchen and was “washerless” since it doesn’t use a rubber or neoprene washer. You could identify it by its single hands which move over a rounded ball cap above the faucet base. The flow and the temperature of the water from the faucet depend on the ball’s position upon using it. This faucet tends to leak more because of the number of parts that make this up.
This is the latest development in faucet technology. You could be able to identify it by their single lever over a wide cylindrical body. This is also a washerless faucet like the previous one. It could mix up both hot and cold water inside a mixing chamber called a pressure balance cartridge. It is a high quality faucet, very reliable and only in need of minimal repairs as much as possible.
There are two types of this faucet: the single handle and the double handle. The single handle can be operated with a movable stem cartridge to regulate water flow in an up and down movement. Up and down motion of this faucet functions to adjust water level and left and right motion for controlling temperature. Double handle was quite identical to what compression faucet looks like but you could feel its difference because of the handles. It needed to force down the washer to close the water flow. It turns off without additional pressure being asked as with the compression faucet.
This faucet was the one you usually found in older homes. You could distinguish this faucet with its separate hot and cold water handles. It requires you to grip hard the handles down to turn it off. These is the least expensive faucet that you can avail but most likely to leaks and maintenance.
Here are the few and basic styles of faucet that you should know. Remember, the usage, quality and location of where you are going to put it must be laid out first for you to analyze on what you should put in it. So if anyone of this faucet suits you, you can avail it and install it immediately to your household.
24 Jun 2015