- Jul 13, 2018 -
Nowadays, more and more people are paying attention to the safety of diet and drinking water. When the new house is renovated, they have installed water purification equipment in the kitchen. Paying attention to drinking water safety is completely correct, but apart from water purification equipment, have we overlooked another important water supply component?
The faucet, as a necessary part of the tap water flow, also has a great impact on the health of water. Especially the kitchen tap, because the water flowing out here needs to be used to directly wash vegetables and rice, and it is more strict and careful in quality control and selection. So, how should this kitchen faucet, which seems to be inconspicuous and in fact significant, should be selected?
What are the hazards of improper drinking water faucets?
Above we talked about the importance of kitchen faucets for drinking water, and some friends may find this statement too exaggerated. The problem with the faucet is nothing but old, there will be a little rust in the water, and what terrible harm can it be? The rust of rust can still be found by the naked eye, and some of the pollution we can't see with the naked eye is not that simple.
Poor quality faucets contain heavy metals that can enter the body with tap water and pose a threat to health. Among the heavy metals mixed into drinking water, the most harmful one is the lead component. The rust of the rust in the old faucet just mentioned is due to the rust on the inner wall of the faucet. Part of the metal that is rusted and broken, the lead component will be released into the water, and long-term consumption of lead-containing water will cause chronic lead poisoning. Lead poisoning can affect the level of intelligence and health, especially for children in development, it will cause irreversible damage.
In addition to poor quality faucets, rust-resistant old-fashioned cast iron rotary faucets and unstable alloy faucets have been eliminated due to short life and poor safety. Even if you can see them in some places on the market, you should not choose to use them.
That said for a long time, what kind of faucet is safe and reliable, and can reassure users?
1. Pure 304 stainless steel faucet: stainless steel faucet does not contain lead components, it is not easy to rust, and naturally there will be no lead poisoning problem. However, due to the high production process and material cost of stainless steel faucets, the sales price is also high, and although the service life is very long, the cost performance seems to be lacking.
2. Copper faucet: Copper is used as a raw material for the production of faucets. It has the magical features of inhibiting bacterial growth, diversifying the appearance and style, and helping the body to supplement the missing trace elements. In addition to these characteristics, the cost of copper faucets is lower than that of stainless steel, and the cost performance is high. This is one of the reasons why all-copper faucets have become the largest faucet products on the market.
What should I pay attention to when choosing a kitchen faucet? ]
Since it is said above, from the point of view of raw materials, the faucet of 304 stainless steel and pure copper material is definitely the best. Is it necessary to inspect other kitchen faucets? The answer is yes! Raw materials are only the guarantee of the safety of tap water. The choice of practical kitchen faucets must not only consider safety issues, but also be durable, strong and beautiful.
As the most important part of the faucet, the quality of the spool directly affects the service life of the faucet. Good spools are mostly made of ceramic sheets, because the wear resistance and sealing properties of ceramics are relatively high, and it is not prone to leakage and smoother use.
Most homes today have more than one sink in the kitchen sink, which requires a drinking water faucet to be matched for flexibility. It can rotate 360 degrees and is the basic requirement for kitchen faucets. If the faucet is pull-out, it is even more icing on the cake. The pull-out faucet makes cleaning easier, especially when cleaning the sink. In addition, in order to balance the pool on both sides, the faucet can be appropriately selected. If the outlet can just extend above the drain of the sink, it can prevent the splash from splashing everywhere.
In addition to paying attention to practicality, in order to make the appearance of the home atmosphere, we should also pay attention to the control of the face value when choosing the kitchen faucet. Of course, the pick-up here is not only the aesthetics as the sole measure, but also the appearance of the product can reflect the level of product processing technology. The quality of the faucet will be multi-layered, not only light, but also very uniform in color and texture. One such treatment is to make the product look better, and more is to make the faucet have excellent performance against scratches and corrosion, and effectively extend its service life.
4. Flow Water
A good faucet should have the characteristics of large and soft water, and quick water stop. These features can help you save water effectively. Moreover, the soft water column is not prone to splashing, avoiding the problem of water stains on the flow table next to the sink.