With the outbreak and spread of Covid-19, commercial and residential customers are looking for ways to decrease the spread of illness. Hand washing is an important tool in our health and safety arsenal but minimizing contact with faucet handles can further slow the spread of communicable disease. Consider the following types touchless technology for your next construction project, remodel or repair.
Motion Sensor (Hands Free)
Motion-activated faucets are more expensive than standard handle versions. However, the extra money spent will add a new level of convenience and offer the added benefit of reduce water use. Sensor-controlled faucets only allow water to flow when the sensor detects motion, meaning a fixture like this can save many gallons of water over its lifetime. Sensor-activation also takes away the need to turn handles with dirty hands, so you might spend less time cleaning.
Although, technically not “touchless,” touch-sensitive faucets are another innovative home upgrade. A favorite in kitchens, these faucets provide an effective way to prevent contamination with a single touch. If you’ve touched raw meat, you can simply tap any part of the faucet surface with your wrist to turn the water on. Many touch-sensitive faucets also come with a pull-down or pull out function, allowing you to move and aim the nozzle and eliminating the need for a separate sprayer.