Now that people everywhere are more constantly being reminded to wash their hands, this topic may be coming up in your mind a bit more. For this reason, we’re taking a quick look at some of the benefits of touchless fixtures. While they’re available for faucets, touchless fixtures also include toilets and dispensers.
- Conservation. Some estimates say that every time a person washes their hands, they use about 2.2 gallons of water per minute. Because touchless fixtures turn off automatically, there is a potential to reduce wasted resources. This is especially helpful in a drought-prone state like California.
- Budget-friendliness. While the purchase and installation of touchless fixtures may mean an initial expense, over time there is often an overall cost savings since (as mentioned above) resources are not being wasted.
- Germ-spreading prevention. Some germs can live on surfaces for a very, very long time. Unless you’re washing the handles of your fixtures every time you use them, chances are that there are some nasty things living on them right now.