Methods to Extend the Lifespan of Faucets
How long will your family's faucets last? Do you know what is the best lifespan for a faucet? Normally, most fittings have a lifespan of five years. To extend the life of the faucet, you can use the following simple methods.
Before installing the faucet, we need to install experienced faucets, which can be built and installed by experienced and qualified professionals. When installing, the faucet should try not to collide with hard objects. Do not leave cement, glue, etc. on the surface, so as not to damage the surface coating. Carefully remove dirt from the pipe and install the faucet.It is recommended to clean the fingerprint on the surface every two months after installing the faucet. Clean the surface with a soft cloth and then dry it. Clean the appearance of maintaining brightness monthly with car wax. Surface cleaning is for aesthetics and internal cleaning is the most important factor in durability. In addition, if the water volume of the faucet is reduced or the water fork is reduced, it means that the bubbler of the faucet is clogged. At this point, the bubbler should be removed, soaked in vinegar, and cleaned with a small brush or another tool. Then reinstall.
Secondly, do not use too much force when opening the faucet, because the pressure of the water flow far exceeds the capacity it can withstand and is too fast to affect the service life. If a leak occurs, repair the faucet immediately. When the qualified faucet is newly commissioned, the sealing effect is very good. However, since the ceramic seal is sensitive to hard impurities such as sand and stones in the water, the sealing surface is easy to wear and dripping occurs after scratching. Once a drip occurs, the amount of the drip continues to increase rapidly, creating a pipeline flow. Therefore, as soon as a leak is discovered, the leaking faucet should be repaired as soon as possible.
With normal water pressure, after a period of time, the amount of water will decrease and the water heater will stop itself. You can carefully unscrew the screen cover at the outlet of the faucet to remove impurities, which in general can be restored as before.
Finally, extending the life of the faucet is related to routine maintenance. It is also a good idea to install constant pressure, constant flow, and high-efficiency automatic water-saving devices. After installing the water-saving device, the faucet can maintain the best possible flow under high water pressure, realizing the concept of current limiting and water saving. During the opening process, the faucet does not need to be adjusted. It also reduces erosion of the ceramic sealing surface by sand and stone in the water, prolonging the life of the faucet.
Precautions for faucet cleaning:
1. Do not wipe the surface of the faucet with a hard object such as a steel ball. Because the steel ball is very hard, it is easy to scratch the surface of the faucet.
2. It is best to clean with a neutral detergent. Acid-base cleaners are not suitable for cleaning with a tap.
3. After cleaning the faucet, the remaining moisture on the surface is dried with a dry, lint-free cloth to prevent limescale deposits.