It doesn’t surprise most of us to walk into the restroom at a restaurant, store or other public place and find a touchless faucet at the sink. Touchless faucets are becoming increasingly more common in businesses everywhere, especially because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Would it surprise you, however, to install an automatic faucet in your own home? There are many benefits to having touchless faucets in your home, some of which you may have never thought of:
This is probably the most obvious benefit of a touchless faucet. Standard faucets become breeding grounds for germs and bacteria, especially if you don’t clean them regularly. We wash our hands after using the restroom, touching raw meat while cooking and other activities that increase risk of spreading germs. And while washing your hands after these activities is extremely important, you risk spreading germs and bacteria to family and friends who also use your sink if it is not cleaned properly. You leave bacteria on the sink, someone else touches it, and it continues to spread. Touchless faucets eliminate this risk. You don’t have an obstacle between you and washing your hands with an automatic faucet. Being able to clean your hands without touching your faucet eliminates a typically germ-ridden spot in your home and can help prevent the spread of germs and viruses.
Washing your hands uses about 2 gallons of water per minute (and with an increased knowledge of proper hand-washing techniques due to the pandemic, one can assume individuals are washing their hands more frequently and for longer each time.
On a regular day, you may leave the water on while brushing your teeth, your kids might run the water for no reason or someone may forget to turn the water off when they are done using it. All of these things waste both water and money. The benefit of a touchless faucet is that it only turns on when you need it: sensors detect a hand, cup, bowl or another object under the faucet, and turn on; then, when you are done and move away from the sink, the sensors detect this and turn the sink off automatically. You may not realize the effect that few extra seconds can have on your water usage, but using an automatic faucet can save you hundreds of gallons of water over a few years, which is huge!
Ease of Use
Small children and older adults can sometimes have difficulty reaching or using regular faucets because the handles are far away or hard to turn. First, this can make teaching small children how to wash their hands easier because there are fewer steps involved. You also don’t have to worry about someone falling and hurting themselves with a touchless faucet: your children and grandparents don’t have to reach as far or use as much effort to wash their hands, which makes this safer for everyone.
Call Armstrong Plumbing
There are plenty of benefits to having touchless faucets in your home’s kitchen and bathrooms. If you have any questions about touchless faucets, installation, or ways this could benefit you and your family, feel free to reach out to us at 636-530-7555, or fill out a form for more information.