celindion. faucet design. February 22nd , 2018.
The benefits that touch sensitive faucets bring to families with young children can be somewhat counter intuitive. The most common reaction is fear that the faucet will be turned on and left running too often. But in real life, that is seldom the case. For a number of reasons, these faucets have turned out to be much more convenient for use in families with children than the non-sensitive ones. First and foremost, it is the ease of access to water that touch faucets secure for the children who are just learning how to use a faucet. When they need water, they do not have to reach the handle and operate it. They only need to reach any part of the faucet and touch it to get the water running. This relieves parents and adds fun for the children whilst helping them learn more quickly. When it comes to leaving the water running, just imagine how much easier it is for the children to turn the water off with just a touch than operating the handle to the off position. It is also a good deal of fun to turn the faucet off by touching it. So it′s no wonder that the touch sensitive faucets are left running much less frequently.
Second - Disassemble the Faucet: The same basic principals apply to all faucet types when starting to take a faucet apart for repair or replacement. Keep all parts and layout in the order you take them apart. This will help you both put the faucet back together and identify the parts to be replaced. See below for specific variations in faucet dis-assembly.
To disassemble unscrew the bonnet from the faucet, using slip-joint pliers. Remove the valve stem, keeping in mind this has reverse threads, so unscrew it by turning it clockwise. Older compression faucets may have corroded handles that can be difficult to remove. Most hardware stores and rental centers have a specialty tool called a Handle Puller which makes the job easier.
A good touch sensitive kitchen faucet will never turn on by itself. They can be used on any type of sinks including metal ones. In the dawn of touch sensitivity in faucets, they had a number of problems including turning on too often by accident. In modern faucets, these problems are eliminated. It is wise, however, not to rely on just any touch sensitive faucet out there. There are cheap faucets without even name or brand that offer you a bunch of advanced features. If you buy one of them, it′s a gamble. In my opinion, the safest way to go is finding a brand whose touch sensitive faucets have proved to be reliable. The information available online can help a lot. User ratings, comments and reviews can give you a better idea about the quality. Be aware though that even the best faucet won′t work as expected if installed on a metal sink with insufficient insulation. In this case, the sink itself can become a "continuation" of the faucet, and it will turn on just by touching the sink. The problem will be gone when the faucet is installed with a proper insulation.