Today Andy Sanitary Ware will show you how to choose an exquisite faucet!
Step 1: Look at the material
Plastic < Zinc Alloy < Cast Iron < Ceramic < Copper < Stainless Steel
Is this ranking clear at a glance? If you use the first three, plastic / zinc alloy / cast iron faucets, then you should replace them as soon as possible, because these materials are the most unstable and harmful to the human body for long-term use.
Plastic faucets are easily damaged and have the shortest service life; zinc alloys are easily oxidized when exposed to water for a long time, releasing heavy metals such as zinc and lead that are harmful to the human body; cast iron materials are prone to rust, precipitating iron oxide and endangering health.
Here I would recommend copper and stainless steel
Brass is a common faucet product. The national standard is H59/H62 copper, but many merchants will use second-hand recycled copper to make it. Generally, pure copper faucets should be priced at 400-600 in stores, like that kind of 100 yuan. If you say that you are all copper, you should hold a skeptical attitude. Second-hand copper contains more impurities.
The characteristics of the faucet made of brass are: no rust, durable, anti-oxidation, and bactericidal effect on water (the disadvantage is; lead, lead is a metal harmful to health, international standards require that the lead in copper content should not exceed 2.5%, stainless steel is an internationally recognized healthy material. Many supports implanted in the human body are made of stainless steel or higher materials. It can be seen that stainless steel has the highest safety. In stainless steel, there are also many Respectively, the most common on the market is 304 stainless steel. This material is an iron metal alloy with 8% nickel added. 304 has high hardness and corrosion resistance.
stainless steel faucet
The price of the real 304 stainless steel faucet is more difficult in the production process, which seriously affects the output, so the price is often higher than the price of copper. Many businesses on the market use 201 stainless steel for shoddy charging, so it is recommended to prepare a stainless steel detection solution. The method of use is also very simple, drop directly on the stainless steel, the redder it proves the higher the manganese content, and the 304 stainless steel if it does not change color. Use high-quality 304 stainless steel: no rust, no lead, the faucet itself will not cause secondary lead pollution to the water source, damage people's health, and can create a healthy kitchen and bathroom water environment for us.
Step 2: Look at the valve core
After reading the material, let's take a look at the parts. A good valve core is directly related to the service life of the faucet. The valve core is as important as the "heart".
The valve core is usually also available in two materials: steel ball valve core and ceramic valve core.
At present, the high-end products on the market are using ceramic valve cores. The principle is very simple. Although the steel ball valve core has good pressure resistance, the sealing performance will age and deform with the increase of the service life or the wear of the sealing rubber will cause water leakage. It is still recommended that you choose a ceramic valve core. After all, the current mainstream brands are this valve core, and there must be their reasons.
The ceramic valve core is more heat-resistant and wear-resistant, and has good sealing performance, so it will withstand more opening times. There will be no dripping from the nozzle due to the wear of the valve core. The faucet with ceramic valve core is more comfortable and smooth in hand, and it opens and closes quickly.
So how do we tell the difference:
In fact, as long as you turn the faucet once and turn it several times, if it feels light and there is no blockage, it means that the valve core is better.
Step 3: Look at the Bubbler
A better faucet will have a built-in bubbler, so you may ask what is the use of the bubbler?
Andy Sanitary Ware summarizes 3 points here:
1. Filtration: The bubbler can filter some sediment and impurities in the water.
2. Water saving: The bubbler can fully contact the water flow with the air to form a foaming effect, thereby reducing the water consumption. Generally, the faucet with the bubbler is installed to save about 40% of the water than the ordinary one.
3. Anti-splash: After the water flow is mixed into the air, it will become soft and reduce the impact force. It can prevent water from splashing everywhere, and it can also
If a family does not have a bubbler in the faucet, the water consumption of a family of 4 should be about 20 tons a month. In the market, a ton is generally about 3 yuan. If we calculate it at 3 yuan, it will cost 60 yuan a month. If a bubbler is installed, it can save about 24 yuan a month, and a year is about 300 yuan.
Step 4: Look at the appearance
No matter what kind of creature has a strong desire to possess something shiny, the faucet is no exception. In addition to having a strong "inner core", a good-looking appearance is also very important. What's more, as a Yangou, I have high requirements for appearance. When viewing the appearance of the faucet with sufficient light from the outside world, it must be the one that can reflect light, and it is a good idea to look at the spots and pores at a close distance, and the color is uniform. the faucet.
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