Basically kitchen faucets are the taps and the valves which are used to control the flow or the release of the water in the kitchens. It is really important because without the plumbing of the faucets the kitchen can be a mess and use of buckets to carry and store the water is really old idea and is rarely used in some backward areas of the country only.
Types of the kitchen faucets –
The water which is used in the kitchens for wash basins and washing sinks can be controlled by these kitchen faucets and there is need of two types of water and those are hot water and cold water. So, according to the need the faucets used are hot faucet and cold faucet. These faucets differ in size and shape. The hot and cold faucets are of older style and were used in older times. In the present scenario of modern world, the faucet that is in high demand is mixer faucet. In this type of faucet, the water is nicely mixed inside the valves and when it comes out it is already mixed. This enables the water to come at any temperature or degree of hotness and coldness and the water supply is done.
There are still many parts of the world where these separate kitchen faucets are been used for the hot water and cold water and if they are used then it creates confusion that which faucet is for hot water and which faucet is for cold water. So to make this easy, several marks are assigned to them separately. The cold faucet is indicated and marked with red color while the hot water is marked with red color which indicates hotness. And also the faucets can be marked as ‘h’ and ‘c’. H stands for hot and C stands for cold.
The kitchen faucets are mostly connected to the water supplies with the help of some faucet connectors which is connected at the one end of the pipe of water and which uses the fitting and also possess a tail of the faucet which is the outer version and which is used for water flow in basins and sinks in the modern kitchens.
The material which is used to manufacture these kitchen faucets are plastic, metallic, stainless steel, and some other metals. Faucets which are made of plastic are the cheapest ones and also they are not highly durable in comparison to those made of metals. But some of the limitations of the metal faucets are that these are highly corrosive and can easily get rusted if proper material is not used. Faucets should be used with such a mechanism that there should be no back flow of water and to do so, a vacuum breaker is provided in the kitchen faucets.