Although it is a trend that started in public restrooms, hands-free faucets are becoming very popular in private homes. Hands-free faucets come in many styles, metals, and for use in restrooms and kitchens. They use a combination of motion and light sensors to turn on and off.
The two main reasons to switch to hands-free faucets are germ reduction and water saving. In a guest bathroom, this is a genius plan! Think of all the children who use your guest bathroom and the cooties that could be avoided. No more faucets left running.
Hands-free is the wave of the future in bathroom and kitchen plumbing. They cost more to install, but the savings is nearly immediate. There is no way to leave a faucet running accidentally. It is not possible for children to forget to turn it off and avoids potential floods and water overages. Water in Southern California is not just at a premium in the summer, but a family can be fined by the Department of Water and Power for a reading on the meter which exceeds permissible levels.
Installation of Hands-Free Faucet
Having your plumber install a hands-free system in your kitchen allows for a lot of easy work in the kitchen. No more one-handed lifting of pots filled with water and it is actually safer when washing one’s hands after touching raw products. Surely you have all cut up some raw meats, gone to wash your hands, and after washing your hands, washing the faucet handle and then the top of the soap pump! And that adds up to more water, not just more time.
Anything that can save time and money is an asset to any home. Just as a standard faucet, they range in price from low to very high. The cheapest is around $105.00 and the high-end style can cost upwards of $1000.00. Choosing your style is a matter of taste and budget, but there truly is a design for everyone in the hands-free faucet arena.
Because there is such a vast selection, be assured hands-free faucets can fit any sink, and be installed in any element, (stone, granite, concrete, wood, etc…) Without handles, it provides a very clean look and is space-saving. In addition, it may seem that a modern water dispensing technology would provide only modern aesthetic, this is not the case. There are many designs that fit older homes’ sensibility, as well as rocking an ultra-modern décor.
If you want to see wide selection, consult the internet, visit a major home repair chain, a kitchen supply store, or contact your plumber. Plumbers often have the best contacts and pricing as they are expert in installation and have many resources.