Good hygiene is always important. But that importance is magnified when a flu or even something so drastic as when a pandemic strikes, Severs and drains  thus increasing the need to remain as germ-free as possible. That’s why touchless technology, a common way to flush and wash hands in restaurants and businesses, is becoming an increasingly popular option for homeowners. What exactly is touchless technology and is it right for your home? Read on to find out.

What are Touchless Fixtures?

Touchless fixtures, as the name implies, operate without the need for a user to manually turn water on/off or flush a toilet. They are also called “hands-free”, “touch-free” and “motion-activated” fixtures. They work with built-in sensors that detect when a user is near the fixture.

Touchless Faucets

Touchless faucets are an environmentally friendly way to wash germy hands, fill a pot with water, rinse fruit and veggies, and more. Because water begins to flow right when you need it and off when you’re done, it means less wasted water. It also helps curb the spread of germs and bacteria. What’s more, the fixture is kept cleaner longer.

Touchless Toilets

Toilets are a petri dish of germs and bacteria, no matter how often and how well you scrub them. With a touchless model, you can say good-bye to ever needing to touch that lever again, not only keeping the toilet cleaner, but your hands as well.

Benefits of Touchless Fixtures

  • More Convenient. If you or a loved one struggle with arthritis, touchless fixtures can alleviate some of the pain associated with using knobs, handles, and levers. Small children also find it easier to wash up before dinner or after using the bathroom. Plus, you can be sure no one ever “forgets” to flush the toilet!
  • More Sanitary. As we mentioned earlier, touchless technology means less touching of some of the germiest items in your home. That means a reduced spreading of germs and bacteria from one surface or person to another.
  • Eco-Friendly. Save water while cooking, cleaning, washing hands, brushing teeth, or shaving. The sensor on a touchless faucet shuts water off completely, so no risk of leaving a drip for hours on end.
  • Easier Maintenance. Touchless technology means less to clean, since the handles, levers, and knobs are eliminated. It also reduces the number of moving pieces that can become worn or damaged.

Touchless faucets and other plumbing fixtures are just some of the ways PC Plumbing, Heating, AC & Remodeling can turn your home into a more sanitary environment. Contact us today to schedule installation or learn more about your options.