All faucets look the same, but the price can be cheap or be expensive, what are the points making it differences?
Most of faucets are made by copper, but do you know there have lead in copper? Water will take out the lead from copper, and when you drink it, it will harm your body. That is why now you can find some faucets show “low-lead” or “free-lead”.
There are two methods to make faucets, casting and forging. Different processing and costing will affect the quality. Usually forging is more detailed than casting.
The most import component for faucet is the inside valve. The price between good valve and bad valve can be 10 time difference. Bad quality valve will be leaking after using for a while. The lifetime of faucets is depending on the quality of valve, better valves will have longer lifetime than normal/bad valves.
- Place of Origin
Different places (countries) have different prices. Customers may consider faucets are accessories for water flowing; however, it is very important accessory for your RO system.
Water will no filter again after it flowing through RO membrane, and the function of post carbon is making water tasty. As faucet is the last accessory water will flow over, if the faucet is bad quality, you will drink the water with lead, since pure water can easily take out the lead in copper.
That is a reason why we suggest customers to buy faucets with NSF certificate no matter what brand is your RO system.
There is an inside plastic parts called “Noryl”(ModifiedPoly-phenylene Oxide) which is developed by General Electric Company. This component can avoid water contact the metal in faucets directly.
NORYL resins offer a good balance of mechanical and chemical properties, and may be suitable for a wide variety of applications such as in electronics, electrical equipment, coating, machinery, etc.