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Everything You Need to Know About Touchless Faucets

Touchless faucets are a great way to update your kitchen and give it a more modern look. Touchless faucets are not only a neat addition to your home, they also come with major perks. Having a futuristic kitchen gadget makes using the sink more convenient, it helps conserve water, and it helps to keep your kitchen clean and germ-free. 

How Do Touchless Faucets Work? 

Touchless faucets are the innovative versions of traditional kitchen faucets; however, the latter requires a person to pull the handle. Touchless faucets minimize that action and turn on when they detect something in front of them. A hands-free faucet operates by using a light and an infrared detector. When your hand passes near the detector, the infrared light bounces back into the detector and connects with the faucet, prompting it to turn on.  

Additionally, there are also ultrasonic field sensors available in the market. These sensors allow you to move your hand in front of the sensor, prompting the faucet to turn on and off. 

Benefits of a Touchless Faucet: 

ConservationA touchless kitchen faucet has a low flow rate and is leak-proof. This means you will be able to save a lot of water and save money on your water bills. 

Convenience: It’s easy for you to turn your tap on even when both of your hands are busy. It is also convenient for children and others who cannot reach the faucet handle to turn on the tap.  

Cleanliness: With touchless faucets being completely hands- free it avoids spreading germs, as no one will be touching the faucet. This also helps with cross-contamination, as you may be touching multiple things. 

Great things also come with their own sets of cons: although touchless faucets are innovative, you may face a few challenges with them. Touchless faucets are usually pricier than your traditional faucet. They are battery-operated, which means there will be a time when the faucet will stop working, so it’s important to keep spare batteries on hand to quickly replace them.  With touchless kitchen faucets being operated by sensors, this means they may turn on accidentally when you don’t need them to, and your pets can easily turn them on as well. 

Faucet Installation: 

Whenever you’re ready to install your new kitchen faucet, give We Love Plumbing a call. Buying a kitchen faucet is an investment in your home, so it’s important to make sure it is installed correctly. At We Love Plumbing we have professional local Winnipeg plumbers who are ready to kickstart your kitchen upgrades for you.  

We Love Plumbing is available 24/7 so give us a call anytime and if you bump into an emergency, we have our emergency plumbers waiting on stand by for you.