felicia. faucet design. September 03rd , 2017.
But there are faucets on which the spots will be much less visible and easier to clean. You only have to find a faucet with a surface designed especially for the clean look. If you do an online research, you can find references to such a feature in the descriptions that are available on the manufacturers′ or retailers′ sites. If you find a site that does not offer you a detailed description, it is a good reason for you to leave that site. There are a lot of customer oriented sites on the Internet that supply even more information about the items they feature than you can possibly get at your offline store.
Once you have the faucet out, replace all rubber washers and o-rings. When replacing washers, check the condition of the metal valve seats inside the faucet body. If the valve seats feel rough, they should be replaced or resurfaced.
One of the first things to know before shopping for a faucet is your hole configuration. Most sinks come with holes drilled to receive the faucet and sometimes accessories such as a sprayer, soap dispenser, hot beverage or filtered water faucet. One hole sinks are for single-control faucets, three hole are for single-control faucets with a sprayer and/or accessories and four holes are for single-control or two-handle sinks with various accessories. If you have an under-mount or apron front sink the holes are drilled into the countertop behind the sink.
Compression Style Faucets - this design is used for many double-handle faucets and is the old-fashioned style faucet (when shutting the faucet off, you usually can feel the rubber washer being squeezed inside the faucet.) Compression faucets have separate controls for hot and cold water and can be identified by the threaded stem assemblies inside the faucet body. Compression faucets all have washers or seals which control water flow and need to be replaced regularly over time. The replacement parts are inexpensive and easy to replace.