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Touchless plumbing is any sort of plumbing fixture that does not require the user to manually turn it on. It is one of the most recent trends in plumbing, also known as “touch-free”, “no-touch”, or “hands-free” fixtures. The hands-free faucets and flushometers have built in sensors that detect when a user is near, automatically turning water on and off. Automatic plumbing technology is not new but has become the direction we are taking for the future of plumbing
The hands-free or touch-free faucet has been engineered with a proximity sensor that opens up the tap’s valve when it senses hand motions. It has also been designed to close the valve once the sensor no longer detects any hand motions.
The hands-free or touch-free flush is activated when the user leaves and the sensor no longer detects a presence. Touchless plumbing is commonly seen in hotels, airports, and public restrooms, but is now becoming popular in residential homes as well. These plumbing fixtures are now a viable option to install in homes, primarily for ease and convenience, but also to cut down on the transfer of germs.
Conserves Water – By automatically turning off when no one is using them, faucets with electric sensors can cut water usage by as much as 40%. Sloan’s ECOS flushometer not only decides when to flush, but how much to flush, based on how long the user remains in range. This fluctuation in the amount of water used results in significant water savings from these eco-friendly fixtures. In this way, water is being used as efficiently as possible. Touchless plumbing benefits the consumer by often reducing their water bill but at the same time is protecting the environment by saving water. Touchless technoogy is green technology. Prevents the Spread of Germs – Faucets and flushers are some of the most touched areas in a bathroom and they are handled before the user washes their hands. By not having to touch the flushers or faucets, the risk of spreading germs and bacteria is minimized. The buildup of bacteria is decreased and the risk of illness reduced. Most people agree that touchless technology is a much cleaner option. Easy to Use – The fixtures are easy to use and safer as touch-free faucets protect users from scalding injuries associated with ordinary hand operated faucets. Touchless plumbing is a great installation to any home since it has revolutionized how we use water. This technology has made life easy and convenient. It also is sure to increase the value of your home, as it is considered a luxurious feature. So if you are considering upgrading to the sensor faucet or hands free flushometer, call Zeek Plumbing. We look forward to improving your home’s water efficiency and saving you money at the same time!