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Benefits of Replacing a Single Faucet with a Double

Posted on August 28th, 2019

Sink upgrades are an affordable and effective way to boost your home’s value and make life more convenient. A single-handle faucet is a popular feature in most houses, but a double-handle faucet offers greater control over temperature; you typically see them more frequently in bathrooms.

However, you can also take things a step further and install a touch-activated faucet that spares you from having to touch any handles when your hands are dirty. Some of the additional benefits of upgrading your single-faucet sink to a double are:

More Control

You can adjust the flow rate and temperature of your sink’s output when you have two faucets to maneuver. Rather than a simple hot or cold, you can turn both handles to your liking and find the perfect middle ground. This is especially convenient when washing your hands or doing the dishes.

Rather than use extremely hot water for long periods, you can use warm water at a lower flow rate to save money.

Minimize Burns

Because a double-handle faucet has two different ways to access water, children and adults alike are less likely to scald themselves accidentally. You can teach your household’s youngest members to only use the “cold” handle, which can be adjusted to become slightly warm when it’s fully lifted or turned. 

Note: If your sinks have extremely hot water temperatures, you can adjust your water heater’s maximum temperature to prevent burns.

Less Mess

Modern double-handle sink models feature touch-activated technology. This spares you the hassle of having to wipe down handles after you’ve been handling food or have messy hands. 

To learn more about choosing the right kitchen and bathroom upgrades for your home, contact us today! We offer 24-hour responses and same-day service. Click here to learn more about our plumbing services.