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  • On average, a kitchen faucet will last about 15 to 20 years before it needs to be replaced. Keep in mind that a faucet can encounter problems within this time period, but making simple, effective repairs can extend the life of the fixture."}},"@type": "Question","name": "How do you know if you need a new kitchen faucet?","acceptedAnswer": "@type": "Answer","text": "There are several ways to tell if your kitchen faucet needs to be replaced. Examine the current faucet for visible mineral deposits that could be restricting the flow of water through the faucet and check for leaks. While you can repair a leaking faucet, repeated repairs are evidence that you need a new faucet. Rust is another sign that indicates the faucet is in rough shape and should be replaced.","@type": "Question","name": "Do you need a plumber to install a kitchen faucet?","acceptedAnswer": "@type": "Answer","text": "Replacing a kitchen faucet is a task that can be completed by a DIYer, so you don't necessarily need a plumber to install your kitchen faucet if you are experienced enough or willing to learn the proper steps to complete the installation on your own. Keep in mind that leaks can quickly create costly water damage, so if you don't have the experience or the time to learn, then it's better to hire a professional plumber to get the job done right."]}]}] .icon-garden-review-1fill:#b1dede.icon-garden-review-2fill:none;stroke:#01727a;stroke-linecap:round;stroke-linejoin:round > buttonbuttonThe Spruce The Spruce's Instagram The Spruce's TikTok The Spruce's Pinterest The Spruce's Facebook NewslettersClose search formOpen search formSearch DecorRoom Design

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On average, a kitchen faucet will last about 15 to 20 years before it needs to be replaced. Keep in mind that a faucet can encounter problems within this time period, but making simple, effective repairs can extend the life of the fixture.


There are several ways to tell if your kitchen faucet needs to be replaced. Examine the current faucet for visible mineral deposits that could be restricting the flow of water through the faucet and check for leaks. While you can repair a leaking faucet, repeated repairs are evidence that you need a new faucet. Rust is another sign that indicates the faucet is in rough shape and should be replaced.


Replacing a kitchen faucet is a task that can be completed by a DIYer, so you don't necessarily need a plumber to install your kitchen faucet if you are experienced enough or willing to learn the proper steps to complete the installation on your own. Keep in mind that leaks can quickly create costly water damage, so if you don't have the experience or the time to learn, then it's better to hire a professional plumber to get the job done right.


One of the most important design considerations is the faucet finish. Trends come and go, but some are timeless stand-bys. Brushed Gold or Matte Black can bring in some modernity. Or you can even go with an interesting 2-tone look like a Matte Black and Stainless Steel mixed finish. A shiny Chrome can add a level of sophistication, while Spot-Free Stainless Steel makes cleaning easy by resisting water spots and fingerprints.


Your kitchen faucet is the central feature of your kitchen design. Choosing the right model can have a huge impact, making your kitchen tasks more enjoyable and serving as a centerpiece for the entire space. Congratulations on taking the firsts steps in transforming your kitchen, and happy shopping!


Faucet spouts vary a lot in height and reach, and most of the time you can just choose the look you like best. But if you have a shelf above the sink, a tall spout may not fit. With a three-bowl kitchen sink, a spout with a short reach may not extend to all the bowls. A bath faucet with a short reach might cause you to slop water behind the spout when you wash your hands.


Faucets, especially high-end faucets, are often steeply discounted by retailers and suppliers. The prices you should be interested in (and the prices we publish in our reviews) are the actual "street" prices at which a faucet can be purchased.


Street prices for faucets these days are all over the place. Alternative retailing through the internet has created tremendous price pressure on established local retailers. For value received, faucet prices have never been lower.It is entirely possible to pay more than $20,000 for a faucet, but also possible to buy a good, well-made, stylish faucet for less than $200.00. Forget the style, and a solid, all brass faucet from a reputable company can be had for $35.00. It won't be much for looks, but it will provide trouble-free service for years and years.


But, if you are careful, you can find good, all brass faucets for less than $100.00. You just have to know what you are looking for. The golden rule of faucet buying is that "weight equals quality". Metal is heavier than plastic, and brass is heavier than zinc. A true, thick-walled brass faucet like one from the showFaucetLink( "chicago", 'Chicago Faucet Company', '' ); can easily tip the scales at a hefty 5 lbs. or more.


Our gratitude also to all who wrote in to suggest faucet lines that we ought to review. We regret that we cannot, however, review every faucet made. We limit our reviews to faucet lines with which we have some experience.


There are hundreds of boutique faucet companies and some major manufacturers that we don't know anything about simply because we have never bought one of their faucets. We do not mean to imply that by leaving a faucet out of these ratings the faucet is a bad product. It means only that we just don't know enough about the faucet to rate it. We appreciate the feedback, however, so keep it coming.


If you are a faucet manufacturer and feel we made factual mistakes about your company or products or have not treated your company or products fairly, let us know your specific objections and we will reexamine our review. Anything you write, however, is subject to being reprinted by us on this website for public view.


How to tell if a faucet is zinc? Unscrew the and peek inside the spout (a keychain flashlight might be useful here). If it is "brassy" or brown, it's brass. If it's gray, black, or silvery, it's zinc.


The faucets at the lower end of this range tend to be the traditional, established styles, while those at the upper end are often somewhat more au courant. Generally, the innards are about the same, so the quality of a tested and certified faucet at this level is rarely an issue.


Above $300.00 you are paying a premium for style, status, finish, a prestige brand name, boutique manufacturing, and/or small production runs. The quality of the mechanics of the faucet will probably not be much better than a faucet you can buy for less than $300.00, and in some cases are actually worse.


Even at this level, prices run the gamut. Just for fun, we priced a KWC kitchen faucet that we know to be a good quality faucet. The price ranged from $300.00 to $805.00 from reputable online retailers.


Admittedly, it is sometimes hard to tell which faucets are made here. Companies that have moved their manufacturing overseas often take great pains to "deemphasize" the fact. It's not that they actively conceal the fact. They just don't talk about it.


showFaucetLink( "american standard", '', ', ' ); for example, despite its name and distinguished pedigree as a pioneering U.S. sanitary wares manufacturer, does not manufacture or assemble a single faucet in the U.S. or Canada. It is now a Japanese-owned company, and while it still designs its faucets at its U.S. headquarters in New Jersey, the faucets are made in Mexico and China from components manufactured in Asia, mostly China.


Price-Pfister once owned the largest foundry west of the Mississippi. Its Pacoima, California plant manufactured Pfister faucets for most of 40 years, making 1,500 faucets a day at its peak and employing 1,600 Americans.


On the other hand, a Japanese manufacturer, assembles hundreds of its sanitary ware products in the U.S. Dozens of Toto's sinks, toilets, and bath accessories quality as "Made in U.S.A". Go figure! All of its faucets, however, are made in China and imported. 041b061a72


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