Should I Upgrade to a Touchless Bathroom Faucet?
So you are considering upgrading to a touchless bathroom faucet. If you’ve never dabbled with touchless options before in other areas of your house, it is good to do your research first and make sure that touchless is the best choice for you.
Benefits of Going Touchless
Besides being super cool and impressive to your guests, there are several lesser known benefits to installing a touchless bathroom faucet in your home or business.
They help conserve water
Have you ever turned on your bathroom sink, only to get distracted and walk away? That’s no longer an issue with touchless faucets. Most are equipped with a timer that automatically shuts off the flow of water after a certain amount of time. Also, newer faucet technology allows for water and air to combine, drastically reducing the flow rate and ultimately the amount of water you waste per use. Less water use means less money spent each month on your water bill and less wear and tear on your drains and pipes.
They cut down on the spread of germs
Because you don’t have to actually touch the faucet to turn it on, the number of germy hands touching the faucet and transmitting bacteria is drastically reduced. Just imagine all of the times when you’ve had something all over your hands and struggled to turn the faucet on without getting grime all over. That’s no longer an issue with touchless.
They are easier to clean
This one is pretty obvious. If you have fewer people touching the faucet, there is less need to wash the faucet as frequently. Also, they are typically a more simple design because they don’t require knobs or handles, which make them easier to clean as well. Aesthetically they can be a major improvement to your overall bathroom plumbing!
Things to consider before purchasing
Now that you know all of the benefits that come with upgrading to a touchless faucet, you should make sure you have all of the information before making your purchase. Some other things to consider about the touchless options are that they are typically more expensive than alternatives. Make sure you have money in the budget to accommodate this upgrade. Also, the motion sensor is powered by electricity which means you need to make sure there is access nearby the sink that you are installing it on. Make sure that your model comes with a battery backup so that if the power goes out you can still run your water.
Contact Stephens Plumbing to Upgrade Your Faucet
Once you make your decision on what type of faucet to get for your bathroom, be sure to consult the experts to help you with the installation. Here at Stephens we are highly educated in bathroom fixtures and can help you make the best decision for your space and budget. Be sure to contact us today to schedule an appointment.