The Benefits of Push Taps
What is a push tap?
A push tap is a type operated by pushing a button to activate water flow. It’s effectively a self-closing tap that once activated, will only emit water for a short period of time. These taps are also sometimes referred to as non-concussive taps
Why choose push taps?
Because push taps switch off automatically, the risk of them accidentally being left on is removed. This can help reduce flood risk, but can also deliver a hefty saving in water and sewerage charges. Controlled water flow often means users wash their hands for less time, impacting annual water consumption in a big way. Push taps are often chosen for their ease of use as they can be operated with the palm of the hand or elbow – useful in foodservice and environments where users are likely to have heavily soiled hands.
Things to bear in mind
Due to the nature of push taps, they need to be fitted very firmly. In high traffic environments like service stations and public toilets, you may want to choose wall-mounted versions so that the impact of the push action is in line with the fitting.
Push taps have a simple, but durable design and often come in much cheaper than sensor taps while offering a similar automatic shut-off function.
If you would like more help and advice on finding the right kind of taps for your business, get in touch with one of the Commercial Washrooms team on 01202 650900