There are many types of faucet products on the market, and the quality is also uneven. If you buy a defective faucet, it will not only be time-consuming, laborious and costly, but may even harm your family’s health.
How to choose a good faucet, please remember the following five key points.
1. How to choose a faucet: raw materials
Regarding the raw materials of the faucet, please remember the following formula
Plastic <Zinc Alloy <Cast Iron <Ceramics <Stainless Steel <Copper
If you are still using a faucet made of plastic/zinc alloy/cast iron, it is strongly recommended that you replace it immediately! Faucets using these three materials for a long time will cause damage to the human body.
Plastic faucets are easily damaged and have a short service life; zinc alloys are easily oxidized after long-term contact with water, releasing heavy metals such as zinc and lead that are harmful to the human body; cast iron materials are easy to rust, simply leak water and damage health.
Although stainless steel and ceramic faucets will not harm your health, they are not the choice of household faucets because of the immature production process of the two raw materials, the high production cost, the fragile stainless steel and the fragile ceramics.
In contrast, copper not only has mature production technology, but also is not easily corroded, so it is suitable for making faucets. Now on the market, copper faucets have always been very popular.
2. How to choose a faucet: spool
The quality of the valve core affects the water-saving effect of the faucet. At present, there are two main types of valve cores for faucets on the market: ceramic valve cores and steel ball valve cores.
It is recommended that we purchase ceramic valve cores. It is not only heat-resistant and wear-resistant, but also has a longer service life, which can better prevent dripping and leakage. The steel ball valve core is also good in all aspects, but it has a shorter service time than the ceramic valve core, and it is easy to form a drip.
3. How to choose a faucet: aerator
A good faucet aerator can ensure that the water does not splash, make the water flow soft and comfortable, and can effectively save water.