Don’t you hate having to roll up your sleeves and reach over the sink with your elbow to turn the water on because you don’t want to touch anything in a public bathroom? Just as awkward is flushing the toilet with your foot. Then you have to crank the paper towel dispenser only to get enough product to leave your hands damp. If you find any of this as annoying as we do, you understand why all facilities should use touchless bathroom fixtures.
What are the Benefits of Touchless Public Restroom Fixtures?
Touchless bathroom fixtures, including soap dispensers, hand dryers, toilets, and urinals, continue to grow in popularity because they provide convenience and cost control to businesses and users. Let’s further explore some of the most practical benefits of hands-free public restroom fixtures.
Health and Sanitation
Hardware like touchless faucets and commercial touchless toilets promote proper sanitation by reducing the spread of germs through shared touchpoints. Knobs and handles can become breeding grounds for dirt, germs, bacteria, and other contaminants you’d probably not like to think about.
Installing touchless bathroom fixtures helps protect your customers and workers from catching common viruses like the cold or flu. Rather than risk someone carrying germs that spread onto other items, consider modernizing your public restroom fixtures with hands-free versions.
Water shortages are becoming more prevalent throughout the United States. Because water is a limited resource, regulations are being added to protect it from overuse. Touchless faucets minimize water usage by ensuring water only flows when automatic sensors detect hands being washed.
Traditional bathroom sink faucets may be left on accidentally, or pranksters may leave the water running just to be disruptive. Touchless bathroom sink faucets can’t be left on, accidentally or on purpose, and can be set to automatically shut off after a certain amount of time.
Using touchless bathroom fixtures to control and reduce the amount of water used at your facility also lowers your bills. Removing aging or faulty knobs and handles also eliminates the chance of leaks that cause bills to skyrocket if not fixed quickly. Easy-to-use and adequately functioning fixtures also help you avoid preventable plumbing services. Even if water conservation isn’t at the top of your mind, money and resource savings probably are.
Most public bathroom fixtures are designed to minimize the chance of leaks and typically only need routine maintenance. Fewer parts mean less to clean, fix, or replace. Installing a touchless bathroom sink faucet requires little more than quick sanitizing and making sure the automatic sensor’s eye isn’t clouded or obstructed. Touchless bathroom fixtures are also made easy for everyone to use, from young children to those with challenged motor skills.
The Americans With Disabilities Act requires all publicly accessible sinks to be operable by one hand. You can guarantee the most accessible use possible for those with special circumstances by installing a motion-activated faucet and hands-free paper towel dispenser.
What Touchless Bathroom Fixtures Are Available?
Now that you have a better understanding of how your business and building benefit from public restroom fixtures, let’s look at some of the most popular fixtures for public settings.
As technology advances, more features are made available for touchless faucets. You can choose a traditional automatic sensor or a voice-activated faucet for a special needs circumstance. Touchless faucets are made to match any aesthetics, so whether you want a classic polished chrome look or an upscale oil-rubbed bronze faucet, you have plenty of customizable options to choose from.
Commercial Touchless Toilets
There are few things in the world you want your hands on less than a public toilet. Commercial touchless toilets allow customers and workers to avoid contaminating their hands by removing the need to flush with a handle. Touchless toilets also minimize the chance of an absentminded user forgetting to flush and leaving unwanted conditions for the next user.
Hands-Free Paper Towel Dispensers
Just as water consumption is an environmental concern and a source of higher utility bills, so are paper towels. A hands-free paper towel dispenser limits the amount of paper distributed, which keeps users from taking far more than they need. These dispensers also allow people to dry their hands quickly without having to reach in to grab a paper towel or turn a handle. This gets rid of the uncomfortable feeling of touching a wet handle or paper towel for the next person.
Trust A&G Services With Your Public Bathroom Fixture Updates
For nearly 40 years, A&G Services has provided unrivaled plumbing services and customer-first solutions. If you’re ready to take the next step in upgrading your commercial or industrial building with touchless bathroom fixtures, reach out to us today. We’re happy to discuss your options and help you choose the commercial touchless toilet, faucet, and hands-free paper towel dispensers for your specific needs.