What Is the Average Flow Rate of Faucets?
A faucet aerator reduces the flow rate. Faucet aerators are often found at the tip of the fixture. They are generally screwed onto the faucet head. Thus, creating a non-splashing stream of water mixed with air. This method of reducing the flow rate does not affect water pressure. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) WaterSense program published […]
What Are the Standard Faucet Hole Sizes for Kitchens and Bathrooms?
One of my good friends suggested that I write about faucet hole sizes for kitchens and bathrooms. After researching, I wrote this article to share my findings with you. What are the standard faucet hole sizes for kitchens and bathrooms? The standard faucet hole sizes for kitchens and bathrooms are 1 3/8″ (1.375 Inches or 34.925 […]
What Causes Low Water Pressure in Kitchen Sinks?
It can be quite frustrating to have your kitchen sink loose water pressure. So, I did some research and wrote this article on common causes for low water pressure in your kitchen sink. So what causes low water pressure in kitchen sinks? Low water pressure in kitchen sinks is generally caused by a clogged aerator or […]
What Is an Escutcheon on a Faucet?
As I was researching about faucets, escutcheons got my attention. I realized that they play an important role in the final look of a faucet installation. So, I thought of writing this article to elaborate about what an escutcheon on a faucet is. What is an escutcheon on a faucet? An escutcheon (“əˈskəCHən”) on a faucet is the metal […]
What Causes a Faucet to Drip?
As my kitchen faucet started dripping recently, I wondered what could have caused it. Hence, I did some research to find out what causes a faucet to drip. So what causes a faucet to drip? The most common cause for a faucet to drip from the spout is a worn out washer. And, if the drip […]
How to Choose a Kitchen Faucet?
Choosing a kitchen faucet is not a task for the faint-hearted. I’ve been there myself. There are so many things to consider that sometimes you can’t help but feel overwhelmed. Don’t worry. I have narrowed things down for you in this article. So how do you go about choosing a kitchen faucet? When you’re choosing a […]
How Does a Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet Work?
Have you ever wondered how a pull-down kitchen faucet works? I was curious to find out how they work. So, I did some research and wrote this article. So how does a pull-down kitchen faucet work? A pull-down kitchen faucet works like any other except for the extra feature of being able to detach and […]