The Benefits of Sensor Taps
What is a sensor tap?
This type of tap is operated by a sensor and is one of the most popular and durable choices on the market. When the tap’s sensor detects hands placed beneath the tap opening, water is emitted for a set period of time to allow users to wash their hands.
Why choose sensor taps?
Sensor taps have rapidly become the go-to for many businesses and public sector workspaces for their efficiency and ease of use. With the taps working intuitively, they are perfectly suited to today’s modern world, and with users never having to physically touch them, sensor taps can significantly reduce the spread of bacteria in the wash space. The controlled water flow means taps can’t accidentally be left on, and generate huge water savings in their own right, especially when compared to traditionally operated taps.
Things to bear in mind
There are many types of sensor tap, from those that are deck mounted onto the vanity top, to those that are mounted on the wall. You’ll also want to check to see if the tap contains its own thermostatic mixer valve. This is a device that blends the hot and cold water supply to a temperature that is warm but will not scold the user. Some models have one built-in, but if it doesn’t you’ll need to fit one of these as well.
The installation of sensor-activated washroom features has been proven to reduce the spread of bacteria through commercial washrooms. This can keep your staff healthier and bring down the number of sick days taken across a site.
If you need some more help and advice on which tap options might be best for your business, contact one of the Commercial Washrooms team on 01202 650900.