Out of all the bathroom, kitchen or washroom plumbing parts available, the faucet can add a stylish finishing touch.
Whilst the aesthetic of a faucet is important, the practical implications such as plumbing, convenience and dependability are equally crucial.
Faucets can be used for bubblers for drinking water fountains, urinal valves and in many other applications too. They’re also handy for outside use, such as poolside showers.
When looking for a faucet to install, there are a number of factors to consider. Checking the spout height and reach, for example, could save wasted time and effort.
It is also essential to take into account:
Is it wall or deck mounted?
What are the hole diameters and locations?
Does it feature combined or remote valves and taps?
The favoured finish: Chrome, brass or another material.
A choice of ball, needle or standard valves.
The most suitable stops and locks.
Any remote spouts where the water flow is in a different location to the control valves.
If an extendable spout could be useful.
How to cover unused holes once the fitting is complete.
Thermostat controls - some faucets prevent scalding or only cold water flowing.
Each style of faucet, no matter if it is in the restroom, the kitchen, a commercial premises or as part an outdoor plumbing set-up, is comprised of a series of serviceable parts which may at some point need repair or replacement. These may include:
Washers and O-rings.
Air gaps (for dishwashers etc.).
Aerators and flow restrictors.
Cartridges and stems.
Escutcheons and flanges.
Adaptors and wrenches.
Direct Brand stock a wide range of faucets and associated plumbing parts for repair or installation. Our products are like-for-like replacement components.