Commercial Sink Faucets to Add Utility and Beauty to Your Home
Commercial sink faucets are essential purchases because you need them in your kitchen to wash produce, clean your dishes, and get water to drink. You need sink faucets to wash your hands in each bathroom and for necessary everyday needs such as showering, watering your plants, and whatever your individual needs may be.
Below are five choices of commercial sink faucets to add style and function to your home.
Commercial Sink Faucets
|Name||Shaco Commercial Bar Best Stainless Steel Single Lever Single Hole Cheap Amazon Prep Brushed Nickel Kitchen Sink Faucet, Kitchen Faucets Single Handle||Ufaucet Best Commercial Small Single Lever Pull Down Single Handle Pull Out Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink Faucet with Sprayer, Brushed Nickel Bar Sink Faucets||Krowne - 12-814 - Wall Mount Faucet w/ 8" Centers & 14" Spout||Best Commercial Stainless Steel Single Handle Pull Down Sprayer Kitchen Faucet, Pull Out Kitchen Faucets Brushed Nickel||Moen 8701 Commercial M-Dura Kitchen Faucet 1.5 gpm, Chrome
|Faucet Type||Kitchen Faucet||Pull Out Sink Faucet||Spout||Kitchen Faucet||Kitchen Faucet|
|Finish||Brushed Nickel||Brushed Nickel||Nickel chromium||Brushed Nickel||Chrome|
|Construction Material||Brass||Brass||Brass||Stainless Steel||Chrome|
|Handle Material||Metal||Metal||N/A||Zinc Alloy||N/A|
|Installation Type||Deck mounted||Deck Mounted||wall mount||Surface Mounted||Deck Mounted|
|Number of Handles||1||1||1||1||1|
|Spout Swivel||360 degree||360 degree||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Making Your Choice
There are many different types of commercial sink faucets to choose from when purchasing your commercial sink faucet. Common examples include: deck mount faucets, wall mount faucets, pot filler assemblies, and pre-rinse assemblies, according to Greg McGuire of The Back Burner.
Deck Mount Faucets
Deck mount faucets attach directly to the sink. These are usually in house, apartment, and dorm bathrooms. These are the standard sink faucets one typically purchases for use in their home.
Wall Mount Faucets
These type of commercial sink faucets are mounted on the wall and the water comes through the backsplash. This type of faucet is commonly found in restaurants.
Pot Filler Assemblies
These commercial sink faucets are specialized and are wall-mounted. They are used for filling up especially large containers with water, which is made possible by a hose or extended spout that swivels.
Most consumers aren’t aware that they’re actually supposed to give their dishes a good rinse before putting them in the dishwasher. That’s what these type of sink faucets are there for! However, because of the price, as well as the typically low volume of dishes in an average household, they are usually found in restaurants. This type of faucet helps kitchen staff and waitresses and waiters rinse of dirty plates and utensils quickly before putting them in a dishwashing machine.
With any purchase for your home, you must always watch the price, check your budget, compare styles, and know how to maintain your purchase for the best results on any given day.
Styles of Commercial Sink Faucets
Sink faucets can come in different styles to suit your tastes and your home’s aesthetic theme. The different styles typically offered by most retailers are contemporary, traditional, and transitional.
Contemporary-Style Sink Faucets
These style faucets are characterized by a spout that curves downward and a handle that also turns downward to turn the water on. This style emphasizes simplicity and functionality and is focused less on style.
Traditional-Style Sink Faucets
This style of commercial sink faucets also have a spout that curves downward, but the handle to engage the water can either be solo or accompanied by a hot and cold handle. This style is characterized by select classic designs.
Transitional-Style Sink Faucets
This style of commercial sink faucets is characterized by a spout that curves downward and most transitional commercial sink faucets come with a single handle that pivots to adjust the water temperature. This style is characterized by clean lines, nods to nature, and organic shapes.
It’s also important to look at what finish you want your commercial sink faucet to have. There are many different finishes to complement the style of your home:
- Stainless Steel
There are also various control options to turn on your water. Your commercial sink faucet could have cross handles, joysticks, knobs, lever handles, push buttons, touch-less, or touch-activated.
Commercial Sink Faucet Maintenance
Once you get past the fun yet stressful search for the right commercial sink faucets, you need to know how to maintain your purchases and know what you may be able to do yourself and what may call for a professional.
Dripping Sink Faucets
If your sink faucet ever starts to drip, fixing it immediately is essential to consumers who can’t afford to lose money on their water bill. According to Aqua Plumbing and Air Quality Service, a single faucet can send hundreds of gallons of water per year down your drains a drop at a time. That could sharply influence how much you have to pay for utilities once your faucet begins to malfunction.
However, if you turn the handle to get water to come out of your commercial sink faucet and it only drips, it could be you have low water pressure. The cause of this problem could be due to a buildup of deposits or sediment on faucet aerators, according to Aqua.
Fixing Simple Sink Faucet Problems
There are different ways to repair your sink faucet on your own, according to DIY Network.
If you have to replace a spout o-ring on your commercial sink faucet, you need to:
- Remove the grub screw at the back of the spout, then twist the spout to release.
- After removing the grub screw, lifting the spout off allows you to gain access to the O-ring which is at the base of the spout.
- Once you’ve found the O-ring, cut it off or pry it off with a screwdriver.
- Roll on a replacement O-ring to renew the seal, and then align the marker with the groove in the faucet body for reassembly.
If you have to replace a gland o-ring, you need to:
- Remove the valve.
- Turn the spindle and valve body in opposite directions. This should allow the washer unit to unscrew so you can get access to the gland o-rings.
- Cut away damaged rings with a utility knife or break them loose with a screwdriver.
- Roll on a replacement and reassemble the valve.
- Put the valve back in the faucet body and reassemble the faucet to finish the job.
If you need to reseat your faucet (realign them), you need to:
- Remove the valve.
- Screw a reseating tool into the thread of the faucet body.
- Insert the faucet reseater carefully so that you do not damage the thread for the valve.
- Slowly turn the handle of the reseating tool to grind until the surface is smooth.
- Replace the valve and reassemble the faucet.
Now that you know some plumbing you can do yourself, you need to also know what’s better left to a professional, according to Aqua:
- Any installation of new pipes, sinks, or tubs
- Water heater issues
- Any new construction that requires building permits
- Septic tank leaks
- Sewer line breaks or leaks
When it comes time to purchase your new commercial sink faucet, always remember to be mindful of your budget as well as the aesthetic of your home. Keeping both of these things in mind will help you to make the best purchase for you. Don’t forget, once you’ve made your choice, make sure you’ve done your research and know how to maintain your new commercial sink faucet for year to come!