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Faucets - What Would We Do without Them


The sound of the ruffling of the bedsheet. The light thud of feet finding their way to the bathroom. The swoosh of water flowing through the faucet. What are we describing here you ask? This is part of everyone's morning routine. Can you imagine what it is going to be like without the fixture in the wall that gives you access to the water in the tank of your house? Some of us take such simple blessings for granted until one day something goes wrong and the water starts trickling out of the fixture. 

What Blocks These Fixtures

Hard water can be a real issue for us. Not only is it bad for hair and skin but it also affects our kitchen and bathroom fixtures. Hard water contains a lot of salts and when this water remains standing for a while, these salts tend to crystallize and form a hard substance. This flows down along with the water from the tank. When this happens, these salt can get deposited on the inner walls of the pipes as well as the joints and openings of the pipe fixtures. If desalination is carried out at the right time, the extent of damage can be contained but if it's too late, there is nothing much that can be done. Your faucets may not operate as normal while on the other hand they may completely get blocked and stopped working. The same applies to your kitchen sink tap.

What Can You Do?

Using desalination solutions may help if the situation hasn't already gotten out of hand. If it has, your only hope is to have a powerful chemical wash done for your tank as well as the pipes of your home. Once this is done, you can have the taps replaced. Unfortunately, there is no other way around this situation.

What Type of Taps to Buy

There are three main types of taps you can choose from. Your choice should completely depend on your needs and preferences based on the interior of your bathroom. You could choose a single handle tap or a double handle tap if you need to have warm water. The only thing you should keep in mind when it comes to these types of taps is hygiene. You will constantly need to wash and sanitize your tap and its handle or handles to ensure germs are not carried along when you leave after using them. The same applies to the taps in the kitchen as well. The tap in the kitchen could be the most unhygienic considering what happens around the sink. You could explore a handleless faucet that works with the help of sensors such as the RFV1 Sleek Sensor Touchless Hands-free Sleek or if you prefer one with handles, take a look at this product online - Kamal Sink Spray Dixy - Wall Mounted Bib Tap.

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