How to Choose the Right Faucet

How to Choose the Right Faucet

12 Feb 2018

You’re tired of your old faucet. It’s bothered you ever since you moved to Corpus Christi, Texas. The corrosion, the leaks, and the way it whines when you turn it on have all convinced you that it’s finally time for a change. So you go to the hardware store and find that there are more options than you ever thought possible. Do you go for the one that looks the classiest? Or do you buy based on its composition? When choosing a new faucet, function and material should always come ahead of style. Here’s how you can choose the right faucet:

Start With the Body Materials

Start by considering the materials that make up the body, the spout and the controls of the faucet. You’ll want something durable, but you’ll also likely need to work within your budget. 

Brass bodies are the most durable, but they also cost the most. Die-cast zinc-alloy bodies provide good durability, but not as much as brass bodies. Although zinc bodies will corrode more quickly, they’re cheaper. Avoid plastic bodies at all costs.

Consider Your Usage

When choosing your faucet, consider what you need it for. Sometimes all you need is a simple bathroom faucet for washing hands. 

Faucets for kitchen sinks, on the other hand, are a little more difficult to choose. If you have a shallow sink, you may want to consider a faucet with a high arc, so you can fit those tall pots under the spout. Think about what you need now so you don’t regret your purchase later.

Think About Functionality

Before going to the hardware store, know what functionality you want in your faucet. Maybe you want one control handle instead of two, or maybe you want a hands-free faucet so you don’t have to touch any handles with dirty hands. Consider a spray arm for the kitchen faucet to give you improved maneuverability and efficiency.

Replace that old faucet with one that you can show off. Replacing faucets requires a reliable hand, so if you’re unsure of your own plumbing abilities, turn to the pros. To replace your faucet today, call Bodine-Scott Air Conditioning at 888-481-8511.

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