What is faucet aerator?
Lack of time and abundance of information commonly prevents from finding desired and necessary for improving everyday’s life. When it comes to faucets, this can be applied directly to aerator – an object that is noticed last or not noticed at all when shopping for a new faucet. Aerator affects water stream and water itself. Metal or plastic water strainers that were used in older generation faucets could block larger dirt and form an even water stream at the same time lime quickly built up limiting water stream. Generation that already for a long time follows contemporary changes in everyday’s life still has vivid memory of situations when it was safer to step a little back after opening faucet because direction as well as pressure of the water stream could not be predicted. Aerator is like a little magician that normalizes both these thing and makes washing hands, doing dishes or rinsing vegetables predictable and more enjoyable in every household. Question “What kind of aerator is used in this particular model?” will make You a more knowledgeable client when shopping for a new faucet, and maybe even this question will allow You to purchase more qualitative faucet.
What are the characteristics of a faucet aerator?
Water saving is the most important characteristic of an aerator for which we have written separate paragraph. There are aerators that prevent water splashes and provide smooth water stream that is especially important in houses with a low total water pressure. Quality aerator also serves as an additional water filter because it blocks various dirt and lime deposits even if they have gone through household’s water filtration system. One of additional convenience features when using faucet daily is the noise of water stream or on the contrary – lack of it, because quality cartridge and quality aerator are the most important elements in reducing it.
Is it possible to change only aerator?
Aerator can be changed! Replacement or cleaning of an aerator should be done at least twice a year. It depends on quality of the water because lime will build up even in aerator. It is possible to purchase an aerator with a lime resistance function – end of aerator is with a silicone coating that can be easily cleaned in home conditions with a finger, without using any additional gadgets or cleaning products, therefore prolonging quality lifetime of an aerator.
How can I replace faucet aerator?
If You can be proud because You have mounted a company MAGMA faucet, then You should know that different aerators are used in faucets by their size, by water stream intensity and by ease of use. Screwing faucet aerator in and out is relatively easy task, nevertheless it is preferably to do it with a special aerator key intended for it because it will not pose a risk to scratch the chrome of faucet or aerator. By the way – in MAGMA faucet collection there are models that have aerator with a special form that allows them to be easily screwed in and out with a coin. Faucet aerators are available in most sanitary ware retail stores and replacement of faucet aerator will cost You only couple of euros – price depends on the origin of the manufacturer, economy of the aerator water stream, used material and functionality.
Time consumption or truly water saving.
Economy measures are not a small challenge to any household. Therefore every possibility to save up without changing everyday habits is considered valuable and remarkable. Economy on water consumption can be even up to 50 % when speaking about faucets. Faucets with ordinary water strainers usually consume about 10-12 liters per minute. Economy starts when faucet is chosen with an AERATOR which besides blocking additional dirt also mixes water with an air –making an impression that water stream is bigger at the same time saving water consumption to even 5-6 liters per minute. Additional aerator benefits are that water stream does not splash and lime does not build up for a longer period of time. However, You must take into consideration that not all faucets are recommended to use with an economical aerator, for instance, if You are a fan of a warm bath then time in which bath will be filled with a water will be considerably longer with an economical aerator than with an aerator without limiting water stream (liters per minute). Though if faucet is used daily for processes that are not associated to higher water consumption then economical aerator is the best option for additional savings exactly for Your household due to reduction in water consumption.
Biggest pros for an aerator:
- Avoids water splashes;
- Adjusts smooth water stream;
- Reduces noise of the water stream;
- Improves water pressure (aerators designed specially for houses with a low total water pressure);
- Reduces water consumption;
- Filters water;
- Makes water stream more aesthetic and more pleasant to the touch.
For Your joy and convenience!