Sanitary Ware Quality Inspection In China
Most of the sanitary ware in our homes today are made in China. In our research, we found that most of these products are manufactured in the Chinese regions of Foshan, Wenzhou, Chaozhou, Dongguan, and KaiPing etc.. While these products have served us well for a long time, there’s an exception of certain products that have found their ways into our homes with some flaws.
That’s why it’s prudent that you create an inspection checklist for sanitary ware and faucet quality inspection when you import products from China.
What Are Sanitary Ware Products?
Sanitary ware products include items used in the bathroom, toilets, urinals, Basin, Sinks, WC, and SPA. They include items made from ceramic and associated products. Here’s a rundown of everyday sanitary products that should be subjected to quality testing.
- 1. Bathtubs
- 2. Toilets
- 3. Buckets
- 4. Sinks
- 5. Wash basins
- 6. Trays
- 7. Soap holders
- 8. Towel rods
- 9. Ashtrays
- 10. Toilet paper holder
- 11. Urinals, and
- 12. Pedestals among other products
What Is Checked During Quality Inspection?
The quality inspection is a thorough and extensive process. During the process, the testers do not only check the product specs but also go as far as testing the items to confirm that they can withstand the real working conditions they’ll be put into. Here’s a breakdown of what you should expect to be inspected on your items.
In checking for the gaps, the main idea is to ensure that there are no unnecessary spaces in the products that may make them easy to fall apart especially for items like pedestals.
• Broken parts
Broken parts expose your products to secondary damage. During the checking, the process involves ensuring that all the parts are intact.
• Cuts on the products
Deep or shallow cuts may also predispose your items to early damage. They may also mean non-proportional mixing of manufacturing materials.
• Dirt on any place on the items
Dirt could mean that the product has gone through rough handling or may have been used before. Checking helps you to get rid of any faulty item.
• Cracks, and dents
Cracks and dents could also mean that the item may have been used before.
• Repair marks
This involves checking for subtle repair marks on each product that may impact their qualities.
• Ceramic residues
Good quality products should not have any ceramic residues left on them.
• Rough surface
The items should also have a regular surface to help them withstand elements which may cause damage to them.
• Poor coating, and packaging
Here the products are checked to ensure all the items meet the required coating or packaging standards before importation.
Function Tests—Are They Important?
The function tests help us ascertain that the Chinese product you’re buying will perform the desired function and most importantly resist possible defects during operation. During function tests on sanitary ware, here are some of the tests conducted:
- 1. Water leaking tests.
- 2. Water consumption tests.
- 3. Ball(flush) tests.
- 4. Surface wash test, and
- 5. Tightness/vacuum tests among others.
In summation, we have done sanitary ware product testing for many years. Therefore, we know all the ins, and outs of high-quality products. Our company; AQI Service offers third-party inspection services for Chinese regions of Dongguan City, Foshan, Wenzhou, Kuiping, and Chaozhou etc. Contact us today for outstanding services.