Hands-free Fixtures Or Touchless Plumbing

Hands-free Fixtures Or Touchless PlumbingWhat Is Touchless Plumbing?

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. The sensors detect when a user is near, automatically turning water on and off.

Automatic plumbing technology is not new. It is now becoming the direction we are taking for the future of plumbing

Hands-free faucet

The hands-free, or touch-free faucet, has a proximity sensor that opens up the tap's valve when it senses hand motions. With this design, the sensor triggers the valve to close once the sensor no longer detects any hand motions.

Hands-free flushometers

The hands-free, or touch-free flush, activates when the user leaves and the sensor no longer detects a presence.

Touchless plumbing is common in hotels, airports, and public restrooms. It is now becoming popular in residential homes as well. These plumbing fixtures are now a viable option to install in homes. Not only for its ease and convenience, but also to reduce the transfer of germs.

Benefits of Touchless Plumbing...

Conserves Water - Faucets with electric sensors automatically turn off when no one is using them. This feature can cut water usage by as much as 40%. Sloan’s ECOS flushometer not only decides when to flush, but how much to flush.  It is 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 significantly. It often reduces their water bill. At the same time, it protects the environment by saving water. Touchless technology is green technology.

Prevents the Spread of Germs - Faucets and flushers are some of the most touched areas in a bathroom. They are also handled before the users wash their hands. By not having to touch the flushers or faucets, the risk of spreading germs and bacteria is minimal. The buildup of bacteria decreases and the risk of illness reduces as well. Most people agree that touchless technology is a much cleaner option.

Easy to Use - The fixtures are easy to use and safer. 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!