How to maintain kitchen hardware? Prevent water leakage and blockage!
For faucets, sinks and other high-frequency hardware, if you don't buy environmentally friendly and durable products, it will greatly affect the use quality of the kitchen and the mood of users. Therefore, in the selection of kitchen hardware, it is important to ensure the quality and prevent water leakage and blockage.
Faucet: Waterproof & water saving
Kitchen is a big position of domestic water consumption. Especially now more and more people are worried about the problem of residue. Both vegetables and fruits need to be soaked for several times before eating, which leads to the increase of water consumption in the kitchen. Therefore, in the purchase of kitchen faucets, water saving is a problem that has to be considered. In addition to the ordinary faucets, there are special water-saving faucets on the market, which save about 30% - 40% water than the ordinary faucets. The water-saving faucet is mainly equipped with a bubbler in the faucet to inject air into the water, so as to slow down the water flow and reduce the amount of flushing water during flushing, and play a role of energy conservation. This kind of faucet also has the function of splashing, avoiding the problem of splashing around every time.
Another key factor in choosing a kitchen faucet is water leakage. Due to the high frequency of opening and closing the kitchen faucet, if the quality is too poor, water leakage and dripping will occur soon after use, resulting in waste. The key to the leakage of the faucet is the valve core. Generally speaking, ceramic valve core is an advanced valve core technology. Compared with the ordinary valve core, it has the functions of strong wear resistance, good sealing performance and better water leakage resistance. It is suggested that the faucet with ceramic valve core should be selected better. In addition, when purchasing the faucet, we should try to open and close the switch by ourselves, and see whether the electroplating layer on the surface of the faucet is smooth. These are the key factors to judge whether the faucet is good or not.
Water tank: anti blocking is the key
At present, most of the kitchen sinks are made of 304 stainless steel. The basin body is solid and durable, so you don't need to worry about the service life. The key is the water device of the sink. When many families habitually wash vegetables and dishes, they directly let the residue flow out of the water outlet of the sink. If they form this habit for a long time, it will easily lead to problems such as water outlet blockage, water pipe leakage, sewer odor, etc.
Therefore, the design of water outlet should be considered when choosing a sink. For example, a sink solid waste storage basket can be selected at the water tank mouth to collect the washed solid waste. After each use of the water tank, the garbage in the storage basket can be emptied to avoid excessive solid waste entering the sewer, resulting in blockage. Now, more and more families will install food waste disposers, which can break solid waste directly, even if it flushes down from the water pipe mouth, it will not cause blockage.
In addition, the quality of sewer pipes is also a key concern when purchasing sinks. If the quality of the water pipe is too poor, the corrosion of long-term food residues will easily lead to water leakage, odor and other problems. Therefore, we should pay attention to the quality of PVC sewer pipes.
Tips1: good design makes the kitchen more convenient
The higher evaluation of a good kitchen is convenient to use. Therefore, more attention should be paid to the hardware with high frequency of use such as faucet and sink. On the market, different kitchen hardware are also introduced for different usage habits. For example, in addition to the common faucet, there are different faucet styles such as the drawable sprinkler, 360 degree rotary sprinkler, spray mode sprinkler, etc. for selection; the sink also has special accessories, such as the metal shelf placed above the sink, which is convenient for washing vegetables and fruits, etc.
DIY: water leaks from dish wash basin? DIY replace water pipe
If one day you find that the sink is leaking, what's your front reaction?
Find a piece of cloth to stop the leakage? Find a professional teacher to solve the problem? Or worry about not knowing how to move forward? In fact, it's not difficult to check and replace the water pipe of the dish washing basin. Why not DIY yourself? Find the size of the water pipe, go to the hardware store or online to buy relevant materials, and start to solve the problem by yourself!
Preparation materials: new water pipes, wrenches, cleaning cloth replacement steps: 1. Do a good job of waterproof at the water pipe of the washing basin, turn on the tap, and see where the source of the water leakage is. If the water pipe joint is loose, it is not necessary to replace the water pipe (remove the joint installation again, and fix it with glass glue). If the water pipe is broken, it needs to be replaced again; 2. If the water pipe is broken, first ensure that the washing basin is clean and free of water, and then remove the old water pipe. Most water pipes are screw bayonets, which can be unscrewed with the force of wrench. If there was glass glue on the bayonet, remove the glass glue with a shovel and then unscrew the mouth of the pipe; 3. After the water pipe is unscrewed, carefully clean the lower mouth of the washing basin with a cleaning cloth; 4. Connect the new water pipe bayonet, tighten it with a wrench, and if necessary, reinforce it with glass glue at the mouth of the pipe to complete the installation of the water pipe.
Tips2: the size of water pipe should be consistent
Due to the different sizes of water pipes in different families and different water tanks, we should pay attention to whether the diameter of the water tank interface is the same and whether the length of the water pipe is the same before purchase.
In addition, when the dish washing basin is used, the water outlet can better isolate the residue and prevent the food residue from entering the drainage pipe. This will not only cause blockage, but also easily radiate water pipes for a long time, causing damage and water leakage.