You may have noticed that many businesses have switched over to motion faucets in their public and employee restrooms. You might even be wondering if this is a good option for your property. Motion faucets are more common in commercial plumbing applications, but are also making the shift into residential properties. Here are a few of the pros and cons about them that will help with your decision:
Motion faucets are more water-efficient than regular faucets. It isn’t that people use more water to wash when they have to turn it on themselves, but there is the potential for faucets to be left running at anything from a drip to full force by those not paying attention.
Cleaning is easier with motion faucets as there aren’t any handles to clean. There also aren’t any handles to wear out or to develop leaks. Overall, motion faucets are more sanitary because there is only minimal contact with the faucet by the user.
The time savings is minimal, but this is a minor benefit for commercial plumbing in employee areas. The quicker your staff can get back to work, the more productive they are overall. There is time savings involved with keeping the restroom clean.
Although there aren’t handles to wear out, the sensors can fail. The best thing to do is go with a high quality model rated for commercial plumbing applications to reduce the failure rate.
There is no temperature adjustment capability for the user with motion faucets, which is bothersome to some people. This can also be an advantage because you control whether hot water is offered and if so at what temperature, which can save on your utility costs.
The cost for motion faucets is generally higher than other types of faucets.
If you have questions about motion faucets for commercial plumbing applications, give us a call at A Step Above Plumbing Inc. We can provide you with a quote for the faucets and installation, which can help you with the decision to proceed or not. You can rely on us to show up when we say we will and get the job done right the first time.