The faucet is a hardware that has existed since there was tap water, and it is also an indispensable hardware in the home. Everyone is already familiar with it. But is the faucet in your house really installed correctly? In fact, the installation of faucets in many families is not very standardized, and there are more or less problems of this kind.
Misunderstanding 1: Install the same type of faucet in different functional areas
There are many types of faucets. According to different functional areas, the faucets mainly include basin faucets, bathtub faucets, washing machine faucets and sink faucets. The structure and function of faucets in different functional areas are different. 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 faucet, because the single cold type faucet has a faster flushing speed and can achieve a certain water saving effect.
Misunderstanding 2: The hot and cold water pipes are not separated
In general, 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, thereby regulating the water temperature. If there are only cold water pipes, two water inlet hoses can be connected when installing the hot and cold water faucet, and then the angle valve can also be used.
Misunderstanding 3: Angle valve is not used to connect the tap and water pipe
Angle valves must be used when connecting all hot and cold water faucets in the home to the water pipes. The purpose is to prevent the leakage of the faucet from affecting the water use in other parts of the home. 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 have never paid attention to the cleaning and maintenance of the faucet after installing it. After a long time, the faucet not only has no guarantee of water quality, but also various failures will affect the use. In fact, the correct way is to clean it every other month after installing the faucet. Use a clean cloth to wipe off the surface stains and water stains. If there is thick scale accumulated inside, just pour it in the faucet pipe. Soak it in white vinegar for a while, then turn on the hot water valve to drain the water.
Misunderstanding 5: The faucet is not replaced regularly
Generally, the faucet can be considered to be replaced after five years of use. Long-term use will praise a lot of bacteria and dirt inside, and it will cause harm to the human body over time. Therefore, it is recommended that you replace the faucet every five years.