Good faucet needs both internal and external repair
Maybe the faucet is not looking up, but it is really annoying for you to have problems. Blocking or leaking water will make you feel bad. After all, the first thing you get up every morning is to open the faucet and brush your teeth. Is this “the day is in the morning” or not?
The first and most critical question is why the faucets on the market range from a few hundred yuan to several thousand dollars? The key is the valve core of the faucet. The faucets sold on the market are basically ceramic valve cores. The key difference in price is whether the faucet contains imported ceramic valve core or domestic ceramic valve core. Due to the different processing precision of the materials and parts of the two ceramic valve cores It is directly related to the service life of the faucet.
The faucet with imported ceramic valve core with high processing precision can ensure water leakage for life, can be opened hundreds of thousands of times, if not used wildly, its life should be more than 10 years. Some low-grade faucets with small size and precision, and shoddy ceramic valve cores are generally loose after 2-3 months.
A brand technical manager told reporters that the faucet belongs to the hardware, but the ceramic valve core is silicate. All the valve cores are purchased out. Moen’s valve core is the valve core imported from Austria which is all purchased by the American group. It has the patent of Moen-type spool, the opening life is up to 500,000 times, which is 5 times of the national standard 100,000 times. It will not be damaged within 10 years after normal opening. All Moen faucets have no leakage in the Chinese market for 5 years. Water quality assurance.
In addition to the intrinsic, the coating is also very important. The body of the brass is plated with nickel, chrome, titanium, etc. Some faucets claim to have been coated with many layers. In fact, the quality of the coating is not related to several layers, but is related to the thickness of the coating. Mr. Lu told Taotao that in the industry, it is generally believed that the life of a 1 micron coating is 1 year, and the plating of some inferior faucets is often only 3 micrometers. That is, after 3 years of use, the copper embryo will be exposed, which will affect the appearance. The good faucet coating is 8-13 microns thick and can be used for more than 10 years without discoloration. At this time, other parts are also aging and need to be replaced. Nowadays, electroplating is generally used in the market. Only a few inferior faucets use baking varnish, while high-end uses PVD technology. Moen’s space coating technology adds titanium to PVD, so that the faucet surface does not fade or wear. It’s always new.
Faucet purchase and maintenance cheats
Choose the cheats to look at the appearance: the surface of the faucet is very chrome-plated, which is usually done through several processes. To distinguish the quality of the faucet depends on its brightness, the smoother the surface, the brighter the better the quality.
Turning handle: When the faucet is turned, there is no excessive gap between the faucet and the switch, and it is easy to open and not slip. Inferior faucets not only have large gaps, but also have a large sense of resistance.
Listening to the sound: the material of the faucet is the most difficult to distinguish. The good faucet is the overall cast copper, which is dull and squeaky. If the sound is very brittle, it must be stainless steel, and the quality will be worse.
Identification mark: If you really can’t tell, you can choose a regular brand. Generally, regular products have the brand identity of the manufacturer, while some informal products or some quality products are often only pasted with some paper labels or even no marks. Maintenance cheats
Please have experienced and qualified professionals to install. When installing, the faucet should try not to bump with hard objects, and do not leave cement, glue and other things on the surface to avoid damage to the surface coating gloss. If it is a newly built house, the water supply pipe network is newly paved. There must be sand and other impurities in the water. Before installation, it is necessary to remove the debris in the pipe. After the water is released for a long time, the faucet can be installed.
Guan Jiner is not necessarily strict. Many people are used to deliberately making some effort to close the faucet after using the faucet. This is not desirable. This will not only prevent water leakage, but will cause damage to the sealing valve, resulting in a weak faucet.
Good habits guarantee completeness as new. In order to avoid rust, usually wipe the surface of the faucet after use; then the faucet is generally prominent, so be careful not to bump or press it when you put the item.
The water flow becomes smaller to clear impurities. In the case where the water pressure is not less than 0.02 mpa, if the amount of water is found to be reduced, it may be blocked inside the faucet. The solution is to use a wrench to gently unscrew the nozzle screen cover at the outlet of the faucet, carefully clean the impurities and then install them. Generally, they can be restored.
In addition, for ease of use, the kitchen faucet should be higher, and the spout should be long. It is best to stretch above the drain and not splash.
Set a home based on local conditions
The main material of the faucet is brass, which is an alloy of copper and other metals. However, some of the inferior faucets are made of stainless steel. When you buy it, it is very beautiful, but it is easy to damage for a long time. Some faucets are made of zinc-aluminum alloy, which has low density and high yield. The regular manufacturers sample gravity casting, the equipment used is expensive, the yield is low, the natural cost is much higher, and the zinc-aluminum alloy is unstable. The life of the faucet can be imagined. Even some unscrupulous traders use industrial copper to produce faucets, which endanger the health of consumers. Because such impurities contain lead and other impurities, they can cause harm to the human body and cannot be used for civilian faucets according to regulations.
Is it necessary to buy a leader with thousands or even tens of thousands of yuan? That’s not necessarily true, there are still affordable and quality faucets. For example, the famous domestic brand Wrigley’s faucet, the mid-range price of about 500 yuan, also uses the imported valve core, the main material is all made of pure copper material, the pure copper material faucet can ensure that there is no water alkali mark on the faucet during use. And have a lifetime warranty.