Pros and Cons Touchless Faucets in Public Restrooms
One of the latest technology trends in public bathrooms is
touchless faucets. These faucets allow you to turn water on or off without
using regular knobs or handles. That way, people can use public restrooms
safely without transferring germs.
While touchless faucets have several advantages asides from
cleanliness, they can also be expensive. Therefore, before you commit to
remodeling your pubic restroom, you must understand what you will are buying.
This article describes some of the advantages and disadvantages
of touchless faucets.
Advantages of using Touchless Faucets in Public Restrooms
The following are some advantages of using touchless faucets
Touchless faucets are easier to use compared with regular
faucets. It is ideal for people who have difficulty controlling regular faucets
like children and senior citizens. With touchless faucets, you do not have to
create special restrooms for people in this category.
All you have to do to control the flow of water is wave your
hand in front of the sensor, and it will switch off automatically when you're
done. Place your hands under the faucet or wave your hand over the top to
activate the sensor.
More so, since they rarely leak, which means you would not
have to pay much for maintenance costs.
Reduce water waste
According to the
States Environmental Protection Agency
, you use about 2 gallons of water
per minute whenever you wash your hands in a sink. With so much water going
every minute, every second people spend at your sink matters.
Touchless faucets solve the problem of water wastage in
different ways. First, touchless faucets offer lower flow rates and are better
for the environment.
With regular faucets, people have to move their hands to
turn the water off, which leads to water wastage in-between. However, touchless
faucets can help you save some water as your guests do not have to move their
Besides, you donít have to worry about people leaving your
taps on anymore. Plus, most touchless faucets are leak-proof, so you'll also
Different people use public restrooms for different reasons.
Sadly, not every one of these people has clean hands. In this regard, faucets
have two benefits.
Firstly, the faucets can stay clean for long since no one
touches them. Secondly, the faucets are safer and more sanitary since they
prevent germs from being transferred to a handle. It reduces the chances that
people might get infected after using the restroom.
Disadvantages of touchless faucets
The following are some disadvantages that might limit the
use of touchless faucets:
A touchless, automated faucet will require a larger initial
investment because it is more expensive than a regular faucet. You might also
need to pay for professional installation and batteries, as some models run on
Some older models of touchless faucets had difficulties with
false signals. For instance, some of them fail to turn on when needed. However,
consistency and dependability have improved substantially since their
introduction, which is no longer a concern.
If your touchless faucet is not powered by a battery, you
may not be able to use it if the power goes out in your house. In addition, if
you have a battery-powered model, you must replace the batteries frequently to
keep using it.