Try an Automatic Faucet in Your Home Bathroom
Who should consider an automatic faucet in the home bathroom?
Many people have difficulty using faucets and water controls that require grasping and twisting of a symmetrically shaped (round, cylindrical, square) faucet handle. Automatic faucets are easy to use for seniors, quads, and children. They are smart choices, however, for anyone who wants to conserve water and reduce the spread of germs.
We are all familiar with automatic faucets seen in various public rest areas, but they are becoming more popular in the home too.
Residential electronically controlled faucets eliminate the need to touch or turn handles and the temperature and flow rate can be pre-set. Through the use of sensor beams the automatic faucet determines when an object is in front of it and automatically turns on the faucet. Since there is nothing to touch and nothing to reach for, an automatic faucet eliminates all of that cleaning and disinfecting that you do to try to maintain a hygienic surface.
The CDC (Center for Disease Control) reminds us that hand washing is the number one means of controlling the spread of infectious disease. I thought it was rather interesting to read that after using the bathroom, a single hand can have a bacteria population of 200 million. That is a lot of germs!
Since you don’t handle the faucet to turn it on and off the automatic faucet or other faucet control devices helps to eliminate cross contamination with germs.
In addition, automatic faucets are more efficient than traditional faucets, saving up to 85% of water consumption and heating energy costs. Water conservation is a key factor as you reduce waste by eliminating unnecessary and unattended water flow. The automatic faucet minimized wasted water that would normally flow down the drain while you are soaping, lathering, scrubbing and drying.
An automatic faucet is a universal design home improvement project that will benefit your whole family, seniors and children included. It takes into consideration those who might have trouble adjusting the water temperature, turning the handles, or who may forget and leave the water running.
While you are thinking about faucet renovations, consider installing scald-guard and volume control devices as well.