Sanitary Advantages: Having a hands-free faucet basically means no germs and water spots! When in the kitchen, this means that the chances of cross-contamination are slim and also you don't have to worry about gross fingerprints left on the handles (because not all of them even have handles). And in the kitchen there's lots of times when ones hands would be full or dirty so having a hands-free faucet is a very nice plus point. These kinds of faucets ensure that you'll be having a healthier and cleaner kitchen.
Advanced Technologies: Recently one of the reasons why hands-free faucets are popular is because of how advanced they are. Originally when this innovation started out, the technology wasn't the best and now the sensors have improved and styles for these faucets have changed. There's also a whole array of smart technology implemented in these faucets for the different areas in the house. For example, in the bathroom touchless faucets have automatic shutoff. This means that it'll prevent users from running the water thus reducing water consumption (which is always great for the environment and your bill). Lots of models also are WaterSense certified which operates at a lower flow rate compared to other faucets.
And just like cars, not all models are built equally. Some have handles and thus have a manual override option. Others come with temperature and flow adjustments that have their own way of working. For example, the Zoe Touch Light Pro faucet from KWC comes with the ability to change the temperature; one tap for cold water, two for warm, and three for hot water and they all change colors too to indicate what temperature it's on. Others have actual sensors or need physical touch to be activated and even some that can be activated with your foot!
Now you might be thinking, "sensors that indicate movement to turn on? Wouldn't that create unnecessary or random activation of the faucet?" Well that was a problem before but now with the advancement of technology, you can rest assure that none of that won't happen. In fact they're more reliable than ever now, some coming with low battery/maintenance images.
Interested in getting a touchless faucet yourself? Well now's the time to buy one! Lots of companies are offering different styles and finishes for both kitchen and bathroom faucets so you know you'll be able to find one that you like. And don't worry about spending a lot of money for something trendy that you think will be obsolete in a few years. This trend is one that will not be going out of style anytime soon due to it's knack of keeping up with advanced technology.
Til Next Time,