celindion. faucet design. February 22nd , 2018.
Faucets begin to drip when washers, o-rings, or seals inside the faucet are dirty with sediment, covered with mineral deposits, or just worn-out. Fixing a faucet is fairly easy, but varies depending on the type of faucet you have (see below for specific description and instructions). Once you know your faucet design, you can properly disassemble the faucet, locate the source of the leak, and then replace the worn parts or clean dirty parts.
Are you trying for a vintage antique look, a sleek contemporary look, Old World rustic or something elegant and traditional? Nickel or pewter faucets are perfect for the traditional kitchen, copper or bronze are great for Old World and country style kitchens, and chrome or stainless steel faucets have a very contemporary look.
Pullout faucets have a spray head that pulls out towards you, whereas a pull-down faucet has a spray head that pulls down toward the bottom of the sink. Both options help you clean the sink and wash produce or water plants. The pull-outs are the fastest growing in popularity of any faucet in the industry with good reason, they are the perfect combination of style and function. A button or toggle control makes it easy to go from aerated stream to spray. Look for one that swivels 360 degrees for easy access to all areas of your sink.
Cartridge Faucet - this washerless faucet is identified by the narrow metal or plastic cartridge inside the faucet body; and it is available in both single and double handled cartridge designs. Cartridge faucets have a hollow cartridge insert that lifts and rotates to control the flow and temperature of water. Dripping at the spout occurs when the cartridge seals wear out. Leaks at the base are caused by worn o-rings.