We're all used to seeing hands-free faucets when we dine out or go to a store, but these fixtures are increasingly making their way into residential homes as well. Whether you're remodeling your kitchen or bath, or you're simply considering replacing some of the faucets in your home, a hands-free version may be a good option for you. Why? Take a look at three of the top reasons you may want to try hands-free faucets:
To amp up your conservation efforts
Every time you wash your hands, you're using about 2.2 gallons of water per minute, according to Avon Lake Regional Water. That's a lot of water for such a short time period! Knowing that, hands-free faucets that turn off automatically clearly have the potential to conserve a significant amount of water each year. Not only is this better for the environment, but you may see your water bill decreasing as well.
To keep your faucet clean
A hands-free faucet has some aesthetic value as well - it doesn't get as visibly dirty as its counterparts. If you're cooking or doing another messy task, you can easily clean your hands without transferring the mess to your fixture.
To prevent germs from spreading
Not having to touch the faucet is more than just a visual benefit; it can also help prevent the spread of germs. Germs often linger on faucet handles, which means you can easily pick them up when you're turning the water off after washing your hands. For families with children, hands-free faucets are a great addition to the home to keep everyone safe and healthy.
If you have any questions about hands-free faucets, or you need help installing one in your house, a Roto-Rooter professional will be happy to help.