FAQs About Faucets
Sometimes small changes can make huge differences in a room. Replacing an old or leaky kitchen faucet is not only economical as it saves on the cost of water, but it makes a new room look great.
- Q: When buying a new faucet, do you need to buy the handles separately or do they come with the faucet?
- A: This depends on the manufacturer of the faucet. Some companies do not include handles with the purchase of faucets. The reasoning behind this is for buyers to have the opportunity to create one of a kind looks for their kitchens.
- Q: The water flow seems more restricted since you installed your new faucet; is that normal?
- A: Depending on the age of your previous faucet, this is probably normal. Faucets made before 1994 were not held to strict EPA guidelines on water conservation. New faucets have a more restricted flow naturally. If the flow of your new faucet seems way off, check that you followed proper installation instructions. Failure to follow installation instructions can allow air to build up and cause restriction.
- Q: Is there anything special you need to know about your previous kitchen faucet before you buy a new one?
- A: Unless you are going to replace the sink and faucet together, you need to know what type of faucet you currently have. Look at the configuration of your sink (the number of holes you have). It is also necessary to know the dimensions of your sink. When picking a faucet, make sure the faucet is long enough to point towards the center of the sink. Also for cosmetic purposes, you want the right size, not too large or too small.