Maintenance and Replacement Of Faucets
When your faucets start to fade and look dull and continue to leak after a number of repairs, it's time to replace them. You may also consider a change if you want to do a bathroom remodel. The easiest part in replacing a bathroom faucet is selecting the style. However, you will need to take the materials used into consideration because of durability, maintenance and repair.
You need to find the right fit and this includes the price. There is a need to draw comparisons so as to know how to differentiate between the different qualities available in the market. The first area to look at is the structure in relation to the moveable parts and the spout. Do you use hard water or not? If you do, then it is better to opt for solid-brass bodies. They require minimal maintenance. However, they are the most expensive. It is normally the heaviest in weight too. If you are only keen on durability, you can choose zinc alloy that is die-cast. But, zinc is easily corroded by water and it is put under chrome and brass-coated fittings.
Another important factor to take into consideration is the finish. It makes the difference in maintenance. If you are looking for good looks and durability, you can opt for an electroplated chrome finish. Natural Brass avails you the pleasure of minimal cleaning. Other surfaces that are easy to maintain include satin, nickel and Pewter. There are few marks that are exposed on such surfaces.
If you are a stickler for matching colors, you can use enamel or painted surfaces. However, over time, they get worn off and start chipping with constant use. They are best placed in rooms that are not used much.