October 26,2018

Types of Sink Faucet

It seems every faucet works in different ways, but what matters is that you know how to use them. You should be aware of the four different kinds of faucets around even before you think about fixing any. Fortunately, Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Youngstown can help you make the right choice when it comes to faucets.

The Compression faucets

Of the four types of faucets, the compression types seem to be the oldest. They do come with separate and tunable handles to supply hot and cold water differently. You can tighten and untighten the handles by rotating them hence it is the oldest form of a manual faucet. The handles of this faucet connect directly to stem assemblies that have washers at the end, and these assemblies sit directly on the valve seat while the stems washer is responsible for controlling the water flow.

The Ball faucets

These are the first washer-less faucets to be designed, and it has just one handle for both hot and cold water, unlike the compression faucets. They are more common as kitchen sinks and can rotate up and down and sideways. The temperature, pressure and flow rate will depend on the angle you pull the angle. There is a lever ball assembly is located within the faucets body and it is the maneuvering of this ball that will determine whether you have hot or cold water. You can contact Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Youngstown for more information on this.

The Disc Faucets

These are more recent than many other types of faucets. They are designed not to depend on dishwashers, just like ball faucets, and they are more durable when compared to the compression and ball faucets. They do have a much wider body and just like ball faucets, they can be moved up and down, or side to side.

There are two ceramic discs located in the body of the faucet (the upper and lower ceramic discs), they are polished and flat hence they provide a water-tight seal. The upper disc usually separates from the lower discs when you turn on the tap, to allow the flow of water and water continues running until you turn off the faucet.


Cartridge faucets

The Cartridge faucet can either have one or two handles but you don't need to rotate the handles in order to control the flow of water. Turn the handle of the cartridge faucet and water will flow and the handle will normally rotate on and off with one smooth pull. The single handle faucet will move up and down for the control of water flow and then side by side movement for controlling the temperature. There is a hollow cartridge in this faucet that seals the flow of water until the cartridge is pushed forward.

Contact Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Youngstown for the right choice of faucet

When it comes to making the right choice of faucet, it all depends on a number of factors which include personal preferences, functionality, and durability. Contact Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Youngstown to choose the most appropriate faucet for your home or office and request faucet installation in Youngstown.

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