Three Signs It's Time to Update Your Lavatory Faucets

Three Signs It's Time to Update Your Lavatory Faucets

When it comes to remodeling, the choice to update your facility's lavatory faucets is a no brainer. There are so many types of lavatory faucets to consider, with a variety of styles from vintage to modern, as well as several finishes to choose from. In addition, you can find faucets that are motion-activated, bacteria-killing, and much more. But what if it's not in your budget to remodel, or it's simply not time for a total makeover? How do you know when it's time to update your lavatory faucets? Here are three signs to help you make your decision:

  • You've noticed restricted water flow. It probably doesn't come as a surprise that sediment can build up on a faucet and cause water to come out much slower or at odd angles. Fortunately, there are many cleaning solutions for such sediment. But did you also know that sediment can build up inside the faucet? Rust can also accumulate, and faucet leaks can occur, restricting the flow and making your lavatory faucets far less effective. If you're seeing this happen with your faucets, it's time for a replacement.

  • Your company is moving toward more environmentally friendly initiatives. If you're trying to be more eco-conscious about the choices your company makes as a whole, then think about replacing your lavatory faucets with low-flow alternatives. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, WaterSense-labeled faucets that use no more than 1.5 gallons per minute can decrease the water flow from a single sink by 30% as compared with conventional faucets that have a flow of 2.2 gallons per minute.

  • You want more bang for your buck. In addition to conserving water through the use of WaterSense lavatory faucets, you'll likely save money on your monthly utility bill. If your facility has multiple lavatory faucets, the savings will be multiplied. The best part is that these types of faucets often do not cost much more than conventional ones, so you're not spending the life of the faucet trying to recoup what you spent on it, as is the case with many green products.

If you recognize any of these signs at your own facilities, it's time to consider updating your lavatory faucets. While you're at it, think about replacing your toilets (or toilet parts) and showerheads with low-flow options too.

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