By BisM1lLahbyeenergy. Kitchen Faucet. At Tuesday, January 28th 2020, 19:33:20 PM.
They have been around for a very long time. They are known as compression faucets as they work through compression of a washer against a valve seat which is usually at the base of the faucet. The cool thing with them is that they have separate knobs for hot and cold water. While they are great to have, they tend to develop leaks every now and then.
Families with young children find the touch function extremely useful. It makes the water easier available for the little ones since they just need to tap the spout rather than reach the handle and manipulate it into the desired position. They will seldom leave the water running. Children love to tap the water off just for fun. But even if they forget, the water will be turned off automatically after some time of inactivity. I am not speaking here of the quality and longevity. In today's faucets, they are self-evident. The rubber washer systems have been replaced with ceramic valve cartridges. These cartridges are durable, the seal is tight and the faucets have lifelong warranties for leak-free performance. This may not be true, however, for some low-end items without brand names.
Spout Height. This feature will determine the reach of your faucet and how comfortable you are working with it. It is advisable to choose a faucet that has a spout height that is neither too long nor too short. It ensures that the faucet fits well in the existing sink. For those with an integrated spray wand, look at the distance that you are able to move the wand as it will determine the reach. The spout and reach of the faucet can also determine the overall look or appearance of the faucet so be sure to consider that too. When you get it right with the faucet spout height and reach, you will have a functional and beautiful fitting. The Number of Handles. This should be a matter of preference considering that there are people who wish to have separate cold and hot controls while others just simply prefer a single lever that controls both the flow temperatures and rate. The number of handles can also determine the style and appearance of the faucet. You can choose to suit your individual preferences in terms of functionality and look.