The faucet is a kitchen and bathroom product that we use every day, and it is closely related to our day. It is precisely because we use it every day, so we should grasp the skills when buying and installing faucets, so that we can make our lives more worry-free.
Misunderstanding 1: Install the same type of faucet in different functional areas
There are many types of faucets. According to different function areas, the faucets mainly include basin faucet, bathtub faucet, washing machine faucet and sink faucet. The structure and function of faucet in different function areas are also different, such as basin, sink and bathtub. Faucets generally use two types of heating and cooling type and aerator. The faucet of washing machine only needs a single cold type. Because the single cold type faucet has a faster flushing speed, it can achieve a certain water saving effect.
Misunderstanding 2: The hot and cold water pipes of the faucet are not separated
Under normal circumstances, the hot and cold water faucet controls the mixing ratio of the hot and cold water through the different opening angles of the two ends of the ceramic valve core; if there is only a cold water pipe, then two inlet hoses can be connected when the hot and cold water faucet is installed. The same effect can be achieved by installing the upper angle valve.
Misunderstanding 3: Angle valve is not used in the connection between faucet and water pipe
Angle valves must be used when connecting all hot and cold water faucets in the home to the water pipes. The intention is to prevent the leakage of the faucet from affecting the water use in other parts of the home; but the faucet of the washing machine does not require hot water, so it can be directly connected to the water pipe.
Misunderstanding 4: The faucet is not cleaned regularly
Many families never pay attention to the cleaning and maintenance of the faucet after installing it. As time goes on, the faucet not only makes the water quality unguaranteed, but also has various problems that affect the use. In fact, the correct way is to clean it every other month after installing the faucet; as long as the external stains and water stains are wiped with a clean cloth; but if the faucet has accumulated limescale, it needs to be in the faucet pipe Pour white vinegar and soak for a while, then open the hot water valve to drain the water.
Misunderstanding 5: The faucet is not replaced regularly
Generally speaking, faucets can be considered for replacement after five years of use. Due to long-term use, many bacteria and dirt will accumulate inside the faucet, causing damage to the human body. The editor advocates: Replace the faucet every five years.