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Traditional Taps vs Sensor Taps

by Globo 03 Sep 2021 0 Comments
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Reducing your water use is an essential part of living an environmentally conscious and sustainable life, which goes for your bathroom. A sensor tap can be installed to do this. The sensor tap also detects when you're not using water, so the water will automatically turn off if you leave the room for a while.

The washroom, despite not being at the forefront of a building, can often leave an impression. Since we were young, we have been taught to wash our hands after using the toilet, before food preparation, and many other things to eliminate germs. In today's generation, hand washing is of paramount importance, and touch-free products are most desirable. When it comes to semi-public or public spaces such as workplaces, sports stadiums, public schools, transport hubs, vacation parks, or restaurants, one of the main factors to consider is hygiene and water consumption. The right product can make your building from an environmental and hygienic nightmare to a safe, sustainable, sparkling building. 

Hands spread infections in 80% of cases, so practising good hand hygiene is vital. Nevertheless, with all the surfaces in the washroom, is washing your hands enough to decrease the spread of bacteria? Touch-free solutions throughout bathrooms are becoming increasingly important as we move into a hygienic era. 

Traditional taps 

A traditional tap is a popular option for home taps. They are operated by turning a lever or turning a knob on the front of the tap, which initiates water flow. Traditional taps are operated by pulling the handle and releasing it, and the water flows when the handle is turned or when the knob is turned. Taps like these can be installed in your kitchen, bathroom, or pool area.

The traditional tap is just as effective as the sensor tap. You'll need to press a button to enable the water to flow if you have wet hands when using sensor taps. This feature must be considered in the context of whether it is worth the price. 

These taps operate without batteries or electricity, and they have a hefty feel. If you turn the water on at a lower flow, it fills a glass slower, and it's harder to clean.

It is beneficial to wash hands with any tap and soap; however, you may already be carrying germs on your hands from touching door handles, toilet seats or flush plates before washing. The traditional tap is generally designed with a lever or handle. Thus, it is possible to contaminate the tap before even washing your hands. In addition to harbouring germs, touch taps are often left running while cleaning hands, which results in water wastage.

 Water conservation is a critical aspect of designing green buildings since only 1% of water is readily available. Modern touchless taps have a flow rate as low as 1.5 litres per minute, saving you thousands of dollars and a lot of water over a year. Traditional taps use 4 to 6 litres per minute. Traditional faucets allow us to rinse our hands but are arguably not the most hygienic or sustainable solution for a modern washroom.

Sensor Taps

The convenience and hygiene of using these faucets often make them favourite restaurants, cafes, and other public places. Similar touch taps are also available for home sinks. To choose the perfect faucet, you must consider some details regarding the design, installation, and application.

It's not a new technology, but it's still evolving and growing. The sensor faucet can detect your hands and turn on automatically, and the tap can sense how much water is left and cut off the water automatically when the water is running low. An added benefit of sensor tap is that they are less likely to drip. Water is conserved by the sensor technology that allows the water flow to be adjusted based on your motions. 

In traditional taps, there is a lot of space taken up by the bulky design. The size of conventional taps can make them difficult to insert and remove from plumbing, even in the bathroom. A sensor tap is an excellent alternative to regular taps. Because they take up little space and are easy to use, they can be easily inserted and removed from the plumbing.

Using sensor mixers has many positive aspects, such as: 

The hygiene level is high. Touch mixers do not require any touch, unlike other appliances. In public toilets, this can be an extremely important psychological factor. Consequently, these mixers have become extremely popular in cafes, restaurants, shopping centres, and other public places. Sensor mixers are also highly praised by hospitals, schools, kindergartens, and sanatoriums providing care for children.

Implement ability. The constant use of many valves leads to their failure. This does not pose a threat to touchscreen models. The levers and valves are entirely missing. Sensor models can be used a lot longer because of this advantage.

Economically feasible water use. The mixer supply water according to optimal timing only when the hands are directly in the working area. Therefore, the useless water flow from the tap is eliminated.

A classic design. These units easily adapt to any interior style due to their absence of unnecessary details and good ergonomics.


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