We're all used to seeing hands-free faucets in commercial spaces like restaurants and stores, but hands-free faucets are increasing in popularity in homes as well. Whether you are currently remodeling your bath or kitchen, or simply want to replace the existing faucets in your home, a hands-free option may be a good choice for you. Take a look at three of the top reasons you may want to try hands-free faucets:
To increase your conservation efforts
With water conservation being such an important issue for everyone, efforts must be made throughout our homes to lessen our water usage. According to Avon Lake Regional Water, every time you wash your hands, you're using about 2.2 gallons of water per minute. Hands free faucets that turn off automatically can have the potential of conserving a significant amount of water each year. Touch faucets are not only better for the environment, but you should see a decrease on your water bill as well.
Keep your faucet clean
Another reason to go hands-free is to keep your faucet clean. An automatic faucet does not get as dirty as a traditional faucet since you are not constantly transferring debris from touching the fixture.
To prevent germs from spreading
Hands free faucets also help prevent the spread of germs. Germs often linger on traditional 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.
For questions about hands-free faucets, or if you need help in selecting or installing one in your home, contact your local Roto-Rooter professional for assistance 24/7, including weekends and holidays. In the event of a water emergency, always remember to contact Roto Rooter for prompt service when dealing with water damage clean up and restoration.