If you want to give your kitchen or bathroom a new look without spending a lot of money, consider having new faucets installed. New faucets often have handy features your old faucet may be lacking, plus newer faucets come in several finishes and styles. For instance, touchless faucets are a popular option to consider. Here are four reasons to consider upgrading your plumbing with touchless faucets.
1. Touchless Operation Saves Water
If you have a habit of letting water run when you're not using it, a touchless faucet can help you stop wasting water. The faucet is activated when you hold your hand under the faucet, and the water flow stops when you pull your hand away.
If you're washing and prepping vegetables, you don't have to let the water run continuously or constantly shut the water on and off. The faucet automatically turns itself on and off and conserves water.
2. Basic Models Are DIY Installation Friendly
If you don't like the idea of working on plumbing, you can hire a plumber to install your new faucet. A plumber may even be necessary for a complex kitchen faucet with a control box that plugs in an outlet and has a pull-down sprayer.
However, if you want a basic and simple touchless faucet for your bathroom, you might be able to install it yourself since the inlet hoses attach in the same places as the old faucet and there is nothing else to hook up. These faucets have electronic controls inside the faucet and they're controlled by batteries that are also inside the faucet, so they're as easy to install as a traditional model and might be within your DIY skills.
3. A Touchless Faucet Is More Sanitary
One of the main reasons to choose a touchless faucet is because it is more sanitary than a faucet you operate by hand, and this helps control the spread of germs in your home. There's no handle that has to be touched so your kids won't pick up germs by turning off the water after washing their hands.
4. Touchless Technology Is Convenient
Another major benefit of touchless technology is that it is convenient. The water turns on when it senses your hands below the faucet, so you have water even if your hands are contaminated with raw chicken juices or if your hands are full of vegetables. You always have instant water when you need it and you won't have to fumble with shutting the water off when you have a pot of water or freshly washed produce in your hands.