Clean your faucet surfaces weekly with a mix of warm soapy water or use liquid car wax to prevent water from drying on the surface. At least twice a year, remove your faucets handles to clean everything thoroughly. If you take care of your faucets they will continue to look new for years.
Outside Hose Bibbs
If a hose or a splitting device is left on during winter, it can result in a frozen hose bibb between the shut off point and the end of the faucet. When you use your hose bibbs in the spring, check your basement to see if your pipe split. If your pipe has split, water will pour out of this split and into your basement.
Read your instruction manual and follow the directions for your garbage disposal. Always use cold water when operating your disposal to keep grease in a solid form. Once a week grind up a small bucket of ice and throw some baking soda down the disposal to clean the drain.