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3 Reasons to Install Touchless Faucets in Your Home

One of the most luxurious upgrades you can make to your home plumbing system is to install touchless faucets. They are a classy addition that only a few years ago was only found in public and commercial spaces. But, the technology has become more affordable and accessible, and touchless faucets offer very real benefits. In this article, we will examine three reasons why you should consider installing touchless faucets in your own home.

  1. Convenience

OK, it’s not too complicated to turn on a faucet, but there are times when your hands are full, and you need to access water. Aside from this, there are those moments when your hands are dirty, and you don’t want to transfer contamination to the faucet handle. It may seem strange, but when people touch any surface, contamination can occur. Another consideration is people that do have problems operating a faucet. If you have older people that suffer from arthritis, those with hand injuries, or disabled people, they may find a touchless faucet to be helpful. There are many options to power your touchless faucet, and dependent on the model, it could even be solar-powered! No matter which model you choose, many people will find it much easier to operate a touchless faucet for a variety of tasks.

2. Saving Water and Money

In a typical home, water leaks can cost the homeowner a lot of money, and even a tiny leak will waste a large volume of water during the year. If you suspect that you have a water leak, it’s a great idea to contact your local certified plumber and ask for a health check. But, even the best plumber can’t monitor the water using activities of people in your home that could be wasting water and money. Some people tend to leave the tap slightly open when they’ve finished up washing their hands, brushing their teeth, or washing up after a meal. A tiny drip can be hard to detect, but a touchless faucet is either on or off, and when it’s turned off, there will be no drips. Another consideration is when people run a faucet and then forget about it. Many of us have done that at one time or another due to a distraction, but it can waste a lot of water. But a touchless faucet will turn off automatically after a while, which can be a comforting thought.

3. Improving Hygiene

We touched on this point earlier, but the reason why touchless faucets became so popular in restaurants, airports, and other high traffic areas is due to the improvements in hygiene. In the last year, this issue has been brought into an even sharper focus, and most of us want to invest in technology that will make our homes safer. We can carry a lot of contaminants on our hands from the outdoors aside from Covid-19, and it’s easy to transfer to other people. But, when you don’t need to touch the faucet handles, you can wash your hands for the required 30 seconds without touching any other surface. This will also reduce the amount of soap scum on faucet handles which can be hard to remove without vigorous scrubbing.

If you want to install touchless faucets in your home, contact your local certified plumber today.

By Giovanni Longo President Flood Brothers Plumbing
Giovanni Longo is a 3rd generation master plumber who has been practicing his craft and trade in the greater Los Angeles area for well over a decade and a half. A plumbing and hydraulics-engineering innovator, Giovanni’s particular world-class expertise focuses on dealing with challenging sewer system designs as well as resolving complex commercial and residential draining issues. As a certified Flood Mitigation expert, he is also well versed in a wide variety of water damage and remediation solution.