Installing a water filtration system which is able to eliminate effectively all the harmful contaminants is still the main purpose for most households but having limited choices of water filtration faucet that do not fit perfectly into your kitchen design or color scheme could be quite an eye sore problem.
Especially if the water filtration faucet is not flexible enough to suit the existing setting of your kitchen appliances and fittings.
Besides spending on the water filtration unit itself, you still need to cough out a huge sum of money to modify your kitchen to suit the water filtration faucet. Should the cost of modification is more than the water filter itself, will you proceed to buy the water filter?
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Making Good Choice
A thoughtful manufacturer of good water filter who keep up to the consumer lifestyle nowadays, should foresee this problem and provide a range of accessories that are able to fit into various design.
For example; brushed nickel and brushed chrome finishes for contemporary kitchen design, antique brass or copper and polished brass for classical kitchen design, and glossy black or white for modern high tech kitchen design.
Not only the finishes of these water filtration faucets is carefully chosen, the physical outlook of the faucets must be practical and versatile to suit all conceptual design.
The dimension of other mounting accessories is flexibly designed so it will firmly and safely hold the faucet and able to fix into different thickness of kitchen top.
Making use of the provision by standard kitchen ware manufacturers like fitting into holes for sprayer, soap dispenser, or a plug which may already exist.
Things You Should Always Keep in Mind
We should never neglect the internal mechanism of these faucet; such as the internal valve for smooth, effortless, on/off motion. If a high-grade porcelain internal valve is being used, we can be sure of a long lasting life span of this faucet.
Thus less maintenance or replacement involved, no o-rings or washers to be replaced and no mineral build-up problems. The internal parts should not use lead components as the constant movement or wear and tear process might cause lead to mix into water supply, which was originally what we intend to filter.
Try to avoid some water filtration unit where you are required to attach the filter to your kitchen faucet. Not only it takes up prime space on the kitchen top, it also collect dirt and stain, making cleaning of the kitchen top a more tedious and frequent chore.
Installation is another aspect that we should not take it lightly even the installation tools come within the package If the installation tools are being provided, it not only add on to the actual water filter unit cost, replacement might be another problem that you need to deal with.
I always prefer using the easily available tools like pliers and a screw driver, and installation should be ideally around 30 minutes, can do it yourself and not incurring additional plumbing cost.
I have got to remind you again, the only periodical replacement cost you should incur is the filter cartridges, not on water filtration faucet or the fitting accessories, nor the cost of installing the water filtration itself.
On top of that, you should never decide on a water filtration system on the attractive out look alone.
It should work well to effectively removing all harmful contaminants, leaving the trace of minerals, and offer a wide range of faucets that suit your kitchen design practically and tastefully.