Discover which of our products will best suit your sink and your needs.
March 3, 2016
At first glance, it may seem as though mechanical hands-free faucets and sensor faucets share a great deal in common: They’re both designed to mitigate the spread of germs; they both conserve water more effectively than a traditional faucet; and they both claim to be “hands-free”.
There’s no denying there are similarities. But upon comparing the two more closely, mechanical hands-free faucets such as the Tapmaster® stand out as the clear winner based on hygiene, cost, and environmental impact. Here are 5 reasons why:
1) Price Point Perfection
Mechanical hands-free faucets are significantly cheaper than sensor faucets to purchase and install. The complicated machinery built into a sensor faucet not only raises the purchase price, but also adds time to the installation, increasing your plumbing bill.
2) Less for the Long-Term
Once installed, sensor faucets use battery or A/C power to operate the sensor, incurring additional costs. Mechanical hands-free faucets, on the other hand, carry zero operational costs as they utilize the existing water pressure in your lines to activate water flow.
3) Countertop Contamination
Sensor faucets can be temperamental; sometimes forcing the user to wave their hands wildly to trigger water flow. All that waving creates a contamination hazard as dirty water from the user’s hands is splashed onto nearby surfaces. Mechanical hands-free faucets are activated by a gentle touch of the foot or knee, negating the need to wave dirty hands to get the job done.
4) Clean Stream
Studies have shown that the moving parts inside a sensor faucet create small crevices in which bacteria can multiply and seep into the water flow. Mechanical hands-free faucets such as the Tapmaster® are designed with very few moving parts, keeping the water clean and germ-free.
5) Steady Supply
Sensor faucets activate short bursts of water each time the sensor is triggered. Should the user need the water for a longer period of time, they will need to trigger the sensor multiple times to maintain water flow. Mechanical hands-free faucets are activated by the touch of a foot or knee, and can be kept running by continually applying gentle pressure, making tasks such as washing dishes that much easier.
After taking a look at the facts, it’s easy to spot the differences between sensor faucets and hands-free mechanical faucets such as the Tapmaster®. Reliable, durable, and economical, Tapmaster®’s hands-free faucet controllers provide superior clean at a lower cost than sensor faucets, making them the smart choice for both residential and commercial applications alike.
For more information on the benefits of installing a Tapmaster® in your home or office, reach out to our team or take a look at our catalogue of products today.
Do you think sensor faucets make sense? Why or why not?