Updating your kitchen faucet is one of the most affordable ways to revamp the look and feel of your kitchen, but with all of the different types of faucets to choose from, how do you know which one is the right choice for your home? These are a few of the most common faucet types that homeowners choose for their kitchen.
Different Types of Faucets:
This type of faucet is a very common choice for kitchen sinks. They are identifiable by their single handle that rotates on a ball-shaped cap. If you rotate the handle to the left or the right you can change the temperature of the water that is coming out of your faucet.
Disc faucets also have a single lever that can control temperature by rotating the handle side to side. However, unlike ball faucets, disc faucets mix hot and cold water inside a mixing chamber. Two ceramic discs inside of the faucet will raise and lower to control the volume of water.
Cartridge faucets are available in both single handle and double handle options. The single handle cartridge faucets operate with a movable stem, but unlike the other single handle faucets that have a full range of flexibility, cartridge faucets operate only in up/down and left/right motions.
Compression Washer Faucet
Compression washer faucets are often found in older homes. They are inexpensive, but often prone to leaks and require a lot of maintenance. They are identifiable by their separate hot and cold water handles. In order to shut the water off, you need to tighten the handle.
If you are looking to replace or repair your current home plumbing, do not hesitate to reach out to our professionals here at Barker & Sons Plumbing and Rooter. We can help you ensure that your kitchen faucet — and the rest of your home plumbing — is running efficiently.