Have you heard the old adage, ‘you get what you pay for’? The next time you’re out shopping for a new faucet for your kitchen or bathroom, bear it in mind. We’re all for saving money but good faucets are worth the extra money. Don’t forget to make sure you buy from a reputable company with a clear return policy in case problems arise.
There are many styles available but don’t forget they still have to fit the sink. Measuring the distance between the tailpieces to determine the faucet size in advance will save you grief and disappointment during install. Some sinks only have one hole and others as many as five. Know what you have before you purchase!
Single handle faucets tend to be a little easier to install. They can be easier to use in the kitchen as well – picture an arm full of dishes and a convenient elbow to flip the faucet on! Two handle faucets come in a more diverse range of styles that will fit in any decor.
If your home doesn’t already have a antiscald device installed, you might want to think about one. Water over 49 degrees celcius can cause serious burns especially to young children. Antiscald devices limit the water temperature to the fixture. You can also add a programmable device to your faucet that shuts off the water at a preset temperature.
These are just a few things to think about before buying your next faucet. When it comes time for install, don’t forget to call the professionals at Water Heater Rescue!