Plumber: Different ways to spray with your new kitchen faucet | Siouxland Homes

Question: Hi Ed: I am planning a long-awaited change of the kitchen faucet in my kitchen. I want a pull down type with a multifunctional spray head. Before I can settle on one type, can you go over a few different spray head feature options that I might be able to include?

Answer: Many pull-down and pull-out kitchen faucets have different shower head functions to choose from. See what you want to add and hopefully find a faucet that meets your local regulations and has at least one or two of the features you like.

Here are some spray head options I’ve worked with:

– Break. This feature stops and starts the water flow quickly without turning off the faucet handle.

– ring pattern. This circular spray pattern is great for daily cleaning and flushing.

– Soft spray. Wider, lighter and softer spray for gentle washing.

– spray. Creates a thin, powerful blade of water that is ideal for rinsing sinks.

– “Boost” technology. This function temporarily increases the water flow with just one push of a button. You will have a lot of fun using Boost.

(Master Contractor / Plumber Ed Del Grande is internationally known as the author of Ed Del Grande’s House Call, moderator of TV and Internet shows, and a LEED Green Associate. Visit or write to [email protected] Always consult local contractors and regulations.)

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