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What Should You Look for in a Touchless Faucet?

Sensor faucets were rising in popularity well before the onset of COVID-19. Their relative ease of use, ergonomic value, and overall sleek design makes them the perfect addition to any commercial bathroom.

Now, in the midst of a global pandemic, hands-free operation is more beneficial than ever before. If you’re looking for a quality touchless faucet, here’s what to look for:

Ease of Installation

Simplicity of design and ease of installation go hand in hand. Complicated faucet installation costs time and money, so it’s important to find a faucet with easy-to-follow instructions, video tutorials, and elegant designs that align easily with your plumbing hookups.


Whether your sink has three holes or one, baseplates make your faucet adaptable to all sink configurations and design. Avoid the hassle of matching your faucet to the exact plumbing configuration in your commercial bathroom. Buy a faucet with an optional baseplate to ensure easy installation as soon as the product arrives.

Various Power Sources

Sensor faucets must have a power source to operate. Some only plug in, others only take batteries. Ideally, your faucet should be adaptable or should give you the option to connect to both types of power sources.

This flexibility enables your touchless faucets to be installed in various locations, and battery-operated sensor faucets can continue to function even during a power outage.

Up-Front Costs vs ROI

Touchless sensor faucets are typically more expensive than comparable models without hands-free sensors. However, the initial investment costs can be rebounded quickly through reduced water consumption and lower energy costs.

For a business owner, this type of faucet or soap dispenser can help reduce the spread of illness at work, thus reducing absenteeism. If you’re the property owner or landlord, touchless faucets are becoming the expectation in commercial settings.

Durability and Reliability

Purchase your touchless faucet from a company that enjoys a long-standing reputation for creating durable, reliable products. The longer the manufacturer has been in business, the more time they’ve had to perfect their design. Choose a faucet made from quality materials that will last.

How can you tell if a product is durable? Read online reviews from verified consumer purchases. Talk to your contractor to learn more about their experiences with the brand you’re thinking about purchasing. Contractors always hear from unhappy clients about products that break down quickly, so they’re a good source for information.


Finally, read the warranty. Buy your faucet from a company that offers replacement parts when needed, product registration information, and care and cleaning information as well.

Buy Your Touchless Faucet Today

Buy a quality product and improve your commercial building with a touchless faucet from Symmons. Contact us to find out more.

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