Hands-Free Faucets – They’ve Always Been Cool, Now they’re Smart Too!

Hands-Free faucets just seem to make more sense than ever.  In recent weeks and months, we’ve heard from just about every source available the importance of washing your hands as often as possible.  The hands are one of the key-ways in which we pass along germs from one person to another and to ourselves.  Whether it’s through shaking hands or touching something that someone else has touched, it’s never been more important to be germ conscience.

Hands-free faucets are certainly not new.  We’ve seen them in airports, restaurants, stores, and sporting arenas for years and many people have them in their homes.  Here are 3 great reasons to consider hands-free faucets.

  1. Reduce the Likelihood of Spreading Germs – Not having to touch the faucet or faucet handles seems even more important today than ever before. Depending on the type of surface, some germs can live for long periods and be transmitted to others.  If you’ve just washed your hands with a conventional faucet, at some point you must touch the faucet to turn it off.  Now you’ve potentially picked up germs you were trying to avoid.  For families with children, these faucets are a great way to reduce the chance of spreading germs and keep everyone healthy.
  2. Your Faucet Remains Clean – This is a practical benefit of hands-free faucets. When cooking in the kitchen or using the sink to wash up after a messy job in the yard or your garage, not having to touch the faucet will keep it clean and reduce your workload.
  3. You’ll probably save $$ on Your Water Bill – Washing your hands thoroughly can use up to about 2 gallons of water. That’s a lot of water over time.  The same can be said for brushing your teeth.  Most hands-free faucets have a timer and can be set to run for a pre-determined time.  So, while you’re brushing your teeth or washing your hands the water doesn’t have to be wasted.  When you’re ready to rinse you simply turn the water back on.  For larger families this could amount to a significant savings on your water bill.

These are some great reasons to consider hands-free faucets. If you’d like to explore adding these to your home or business, call or contact the expert plumbers at The Clean Plumbers.  We’ll be happy to assist you in choosing the right faucets for your applications.