Touchless fixtures are beneficial in the kitchen in many ways. As one of the busiest rooms in the home, installing hands-free fixtures adds a higher level of convenience to water accessibility whether you’re cooking, baking, canning, prepping, cleaning, or watering your windowsill herb garden.
Benefits of Touchless Fixtures
Whether you’re buying a new home, remodeling your current home, or updating and renovating an older home, consider touchless kitchen fixtures to increase efficiency and stylize your home. It doesn’t matter how many people live in the home, an upgrade to a touchless system brings an element of convenience to a kitchen.
Germs are everywhere and that includes kitchen faucets. It’s easy to forget that whatever germs we’re carrying on our hands are easily transmitted to faucet handles. With touchless faucets, you’ll win the war against germs because there are no handles to contaminate.
A good example of contamination is rinsing raw meat, such as chicken. With an old-style faucet, you use fingers that have handled the raw meat to turn it on. You rinse the meat, then touch the faucet again to turn it off. The handle is now full of harmful bacteria, such as salmonella and campylobacter.
The same scenario holds true if you’re washing your hands in the kitchen sink after working in the yard, cleaning up after pets, handling garbage and a variety of other household and gardening tasks that leave hands covered in germs. D
uring flu season, it’s especially important that germs not be transferred among household members. A touchless fixture limits the opportunities for this to occur, limiting opportunities to transfer dirt, mess, or grime to the faucet.
Convenience in the Kitchen
A touchless faucet makes prep time in the kitchen much easier. When chopping, slicing, and dicing fruits and vegetables to be rinsed, there’s no need to turn the faucet on and off. Another advantage is for those who struggle with arthritis or or who are dealing with a hand injury; no handle, means no problem. Children are also prime candidates for the easy use of a touchless system.
This type of system also means less wear and tear on the fixture and its components. A traditional faucet with handles, knobs, or levers receives a lot of twisting and turning each and every day.
Environmentally and Budget Friendly
One of the biggest advantages of a touchless fixture is its ability to conserve water. With this system, there is no possibility of leaving the water running while brushing your teeth or washing/rinsing your hands. The sensor will automatically turn off so water is not being wasted, resulting in significant water conservation. So while you’re creating a smarter and more user-friendly kitchen, you’ll also reap benefits from a lower bill.
For information about touchless faucet installation or for answers to your questions, contact The Pink Plumber today.