What different types of kitchen faucets are available for my Philadelphia home?

Kitchen faucet - Plumbing Repair in PhiladelphiaThere are some things in Philadelphia that simply don’t change: taxes come due, politicians are crooked… and kitchen faucets wear out. Consider how often the kitchen faucet is used in your Philadelphia home; now consider that most kitchen faucets are mostly built from thin aluminum and plastic… The fact that kitchen faucets can wear out at least once a year is not a surprising statistic.

When this happens, residents in Philadelphia have come to trust I*Fixdit, LLC -Plumbing and Drains for their plumbing repairs and upgrade services. When it comes to replacing kitchen faucets and fixtures we don’t look for the cheapest… we look to the best; it simply makes sense to get the best available faucet for your Philadelphia kitchen when your needing to have it replaced. This will save you labor costs and provide you with trouble-free use for several years… rather than every year. With this fact in mind, let’s look at the different types of kitchen faucets that are available for your Philadelphia home.

Pull Out Kitchen Faucets

This style of kitchen faucet in Philadelphia traditionally comes with a single handle that allows you to adjust the water flow and temperature with just a small movement of the handle. This faucet is available in a variety of models ranging in price from $25 – $200 depending on the type of material and the level of quality. One model we particularly like to recommend in this “pull out style”, is the kitchen faucet that allows you to pull the handle of the sprayer out, attached to a hose, allowing to more easily wash pots and pans. A step up from that would have a switchable spray head that also allows for a steady stream or spray feature.

NOTE: When utilizing kitchen faucets that have a sprayer hose you need to make sure there is enough open space inside the kitchen cabinet to allow unimpeded movement of the hose. Several repairs that I*Fixdit, LLC -Plumbing and Drains has performed in the Philadelphia area, have resulted from a hose that was caught on something inside the cabinet, causing a homeowner to pull the spray hose harder, eventually damaging the sprayer unit.

Pull Down Kitchen Faucets

Pull down kitchen faucets are identical to pull out kitchen faucets except for the fact that the neck of the faucet is much taller allowing for this style the function. The handle for adjusting water pressure and temperature is generally placed on the side of the faucet rather than the top to facilitate the taller neck of the kitchen faucet. This style of faucet is very popular for newer Philadelphia homes that want more of a restaurant feel to their kitchen aesthetics. This kitchen faucet is also a little more durable because the taller neck facilitates the need to use metal over plastic for strength and rigidity.

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A two handled kitchen faucet - Plumbing Repair in PhiladelphiaTwo Handled Kitchen Faucets

Seen more in older or traditional kitchens, the two handled kitchen faucet has been a mainstay of the industry in Philadelphia for over 100 years. This faucet is available very inexpensively, but it also can be made very cheaply as well; so be sure to use caution when choosing the right kitchen faucet for your Philadelphia home. The Two handle the faucet option also can present itself with a variety of add-on options such as: a separate sprayer, integrated sprayer and even a soap dispenser.

The Motion Detection/ Touchless Kitchen Faucet

Combining modern style with modern function for your Philadelphia home is the motion detection/touchless kitchen faucet. Naturally selecting this particular faucet will be more expensive because of the technology implemented into the design. However, when it comes to functionality; these are a pretty nice addition to your Philadelphia home. We have seen some trends develop through different kitchen faucet suppliers that are offering this motion detection/touchless kitchen faucet with cheaper made materials, but still have the same aesthetical look, so be careful. Sticking with the brand name in this case is not a bad idea.

It is also important to note that the addition of the motion sensor components will make the initial installation more expensive. Additionally, if the unit would need to be repaired; few, if no, replacement parts are available as it is assembled in such a way that would require complete unit replacement if the motion sensor kitchen faucet should begin to falter.

Consider The Design of Your Kitchen

When considering upgrading your kitchen faucet for your Philadelphia home, take a moment and consider the general layout or style that your kitchen would portray. If you install, for example, a shiny pull down kitchen faucet in an older, traditional kitchen setting; it’ll stick out like a sore thumb. While you might want to have the modern convenience of the better quality kitchen faucet, just take a few moments to think about the aesthetic appearance for the kitchen in your Philadelphia home.

Need to have a kitchen faucet installed a replaced in your Philadelphia home?

Consider experience when choosing the right company to install or replace your kitchen faucet for your Philadelphia home. I*Fixdit, LLC -Plumbing and Drains  has been serving Philadelphia as a licensed master plumber for years and can provide the experience and customer service that Philadelphia residents have come to expect. We always recommend the replacement of your kitchen faucet with the best quality materials to utilize the industry’s best warranties; helping to cut down on the extended repair costs that may come from substandard components or fixtures. We work hard to give our Philadelphia customers the best price on the best materials with unmatched craftsmanship from I*Fixdit, LLC -Plumbing and Drains.

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