20 Dec
2017

Kitchen and bathroom faucets can get complicated when they face any challenges. They can have odd noises and can encounter spraying problems. Leaky faucets can be handled, but the faucets that have consistency problems can get cranky. Below we have compiled a list to fix your faucets in case of urgencies.

  • Fix or Ditch

You need to pay a close attention to the lifespan if the faucet. A well designed and a high-quality faucet can easily last for a decade, but when there are new designs in the market and you want to remodel your kitchen or bathroom or restaurant, replacing it might be the suitable option. Look out for worn out parts, discoloring and threads if worn out and make a decision to get it replaced.

  • Sound Plumbing

If there are any clanking or clicking sounds then you need to check the faucet by taking it apart, because this might happen because of any cracks in any of the pieces of a faucet. Tighten the cracked part well to stop the mechanical sound.

Sound Plumbing

  • Fix a Leaky Faucet

At times a leaky faucet is not because of worn out problems. Sometimes a product might not be of good quality and this can be easily checked by reading the online reviews from Amazon. Apart from this, you can check the model and types of faucets on the website to understand if it can be easily fixed or it is a chronic problem. Spare parts will always be less expensive as compared to rather than replacing the entire faucet.

  • Free Flow

The most likely part of a faucet that might get disrupted is its mouth cover. An easy fix to this will be is to flush any mineral deposits after screwing it off from the faucet, until it gets all cleared. If this is not helping, then it is better to get it replaced with a cheaper replacement available in the market.

Free Flow

  • Squeaky Handle

Another part that gets mostly corrupted is the faucets’ threads. It gets worn out and becomes difficult to get the full benefits of the faucet. An easy fix for this is to remove the faucet handle and use the plumber’s grease over it as a coating to reassemble it.

  • Too Hot to Handle

Many heaters have a customized setting for heat, which makes the appliance energy efficiency. To check whether the settings are working fine, measure the temperature before anyone has used the water. If the temperature is way more than it usually is, then there is some problem. But we have an easy fix for it.

The panels’ adjustment can help you with this. These panels could be found outside the tank at the bottom, under which a thermostat could be found. Change the settings to an energy efficient one and test for the water temperature after 24 hours until you are able to reach the right amount of temperature.

Too Hot to Handle

  • Filler-Up Tub

To fix the drain unscrew the round overflow plate from the end of the tub. Lengthen the entire linkage assembly by rotating it twice or thrice and replace the linkage. Screw the overflow plate on the water. Turn on the water to check if the overflow has stopped and if the water now remains in the tub. If the overflow does not stop, unscrew the plate again to lengthen the assembly a bit more and test it again.

19 Dec
2017

Kitchen faucets come in a variety of sizes and styles. A faucet is that one equipment which we take for granted until it stops working. However, having a great kitchen sink is integral to the kitchen, and right now, there are a variety of kitchen faucets that you can choose from. From single handle, to pull down kitchen faucets for improved water flow can do wonders for you. Below you will find 7 types of kitchen faucets that are essential these days.

  • Single-Hole Faucets

Single hole faucets are the most common type of faucet. As the name suggests, it has only one hole and has a simple design when compared to other types of faucets. If it is top mounted then it is best with controlling pressure, on the other hand, a curved faucet will help from splashing of water heavily around the sink. Even though their features are limited because of its design but it IS a great appliance for easy to tap use and required only one hole for installation.

  • Centerset

Want to use both hot and cold water separately? Then this faucet will work best for you. Yes, it has two handles and allows you to sprinkle both hot and cold water. So yes, it will require multiple holes for its installation. But on the other hand, it is well preferred by families since they do not have to worry about the temperature control.

Centerset Kitchen Faucet

  • Pull-Out

Pull-out faucets are flexible to use and can be detached, which allows you to pull the faucet closer to you due to its snake-like feature. They are versatile and great when you have dishes to wash as it allows you to put pressure on the utensils. They also help you clean the hard to reach parts while doing dishes and are available in multiple styles.

  • Pull-Down

Pull down faucets are similar to pull-out, but comes in a variety of designs. They are downwardly pointed and can be used as an extension of the faucet.

Yes, it has limited flexibility when compared to pull-out, however, it lets you avoid water splashing while cleaning the dishes, which will help you to ensure tidiness in the kitchen.

Pull-Down kitchen faucet

  • Side Sprayers

Detachable sprays are always a concern when it comes to hygiene. And thus, an alternative to this would be a side sprayer, which will allow detaching the spray head along with controlling the power. Its features can include everything from adjustable aerator sprays to 360° swivel technology, which will give you the flexibility of choice when you have to buy a sprayer.

It can be extended to large distances and is cleaner. But on the flip side to it, it requires too many holes for installation.

  • Basin Taps

Basin taps, instead of offering the flexibility of offering hot and cold water separately, has a central spout that lets you control the temperature by letting you mix the water. They are available in chrome and stainless steel design.

Basin Taps

  • Pot Fillers

These are specially designed for deep basins and has long thin spouts that are mostly used for commercial purposes or in the restaurants. They come in a variety of sizes and thickness and is perfect for high-pressure tasks. But they are not just perfect for commercial use but also for home use when you have a busy kitchen. They have a deck or wall mounted installation.