Common Questions About Mop Sink Faucets
What are some of the common features of service sink faucets?
Pail hooks on mop sink faucets hold buckets under the flow of water to enable operators to easily fill them before mopping the floor and performing other cleaning tasks. Mounting above or below the sink, brackets on service faucets support heavy containers without causing damage.
Handles on service sink faucets vary so you can choose a unit that best suits your application. Most common on faucets in commercial establishments, lever handles are suitable for a number of operations. Four-arm handles are also used with mop sink faucets, often with quick-closing cartridges when operators are filling utility pails and mop buckets. Four-arm handles aren't ADA compliant since they require operators to twist with their fingers. With wide wrist-action handles, operators can turn the water supply on and off with their palm or wrist.
What is a vacuum breaker?
If water supply pressure drops, contaminated water can be siphoned back into the public water supply. Having a vacuum breaker installed in your service faucet prevents this from happening. These components are often recommended when the faucet will be connected to a valve or hose that could be left in a bucket of water or sink and are required by law in some areas.