If you have admired tabletop water fountains but have avoided buying one because you had some questions about them, this is your opportunity to become more informed. Whether you are concerned about the amount of noise that your fountain will produce or how long the small fountain is expected to last, becoming informed about your purchase can allow you to choose the right unit. In addition, by having reasonable expectations of your new tabletop water fountain, you may also find that you enjoy it more, since you will have fewer regrets later on.
#1-Is The Tabletop Water Fountain Loud?
In general, this device is very quiet and some people have associated it with white noise, like that of an electric fan. If you notice that the sound becomes louder at some point after it has been used in your home, it is often related to a minor problem. Many modern units allow you to adjust the speed of the water movement, which will frequently turn the sound down.
In that instance, it is a good idea to evaluate the amount of water in the unit. If it does not fully cover the motor, you should top it up, an ounce or two at a time. Another problem to look for is even simpler and just means that you should make sure the fountain is not touching a nearby wall. If it is, place a towel between the two, and the vibration will be minimized, resulting in less sound.
#2 How Long Will The Tabletop Water Fountain Last?
Unfortunately, there is not a one-size-fits-all answer when you are trying to determine how long your new fountain will last. In fact, it will depend on a variety of factors, including maintenance, use and even how often it is moved. Most new fountains will come with a warranty, and that is a minimum guide to its life expected use.
However, you can extend your use of the unit by making sure that the fountain does not run dry and that it is always on. Turning it off and on too often will often contribute to its wear and you may see damage sooner.
#3-How Do You Clean The Unit?
It is a good idea to clean your tabletop water fountain about every three months, and fortunately, doing so is fairly simple. Simply remember to turn it off and take it apart. You can clean it using vinegar, including the pump.
Rinse with clean water and allow it to dry. Immediately put it together, making sure that no stains or algae are still present. To make this task easier in the future, it is a good idea to switch to distilled water.