Not too long ago, they would have seemed like witchcraft or science fiction. Now we take them for granted. Sensor taps are now a feature of many modern bathrooms, especially in offices and institutions with high-volume use. The right product can save you a substantial amount of money each year while also helping you make a positive impact on the environment. It can also inhibit the spread of germs through your business: a lifesaver during cold and flu season.

Our collection of sensor taps includes more than 40 models, all chosen to represent the best quality and value on the market. Upgrading your bathroom fittings can be a serious investment, so if you have any questions about how to choose the best automatic taps for your business, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Our friendly experts have over 30 years experience in the industry and are always happy to walk you through all of your options.

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Sensor taps, also known as automatic taps, turn the flow of water on and off independently, using a sensor to determine when a person’s hands are held under it. They are most often found in public bathrooms, but can be useful in the home as well, especially for the disabled or elderly who may have trouble turning a regular tap on and off.

How it Works?

A sensor tap isn’t a very complex piece of technology. Through the use of an infrared light sensor, the faucet can “see” when hands are in proximity. The sensor then triggers a solenoid valve, which is closed most of the time, and opens only when triggered. When the valve is open, water flows out: either until it sense that the hands have been removed, or for a predetermined number of seconds, measured by the timer. Most sensor taps are battery powered.

Why Public Bathrooms Need Sensor Taps?

Automatic taps do so much for public bathrooms. High traffic bathrooms may see dozens or even hundreds of people passing through each day, and a sensor version offers a big hygiene advantage. When you can wash your hands without first touching the faucet, a major potential contamination area is removed, and the chances of spreading harmful bacteria are greatly reduced. A good sensor tap can also significantly cut down on water usage per use, which adds up to large savings on water and electricity bills. These can also save you from an overflowing sink. Whether it’s an accident or vandalism, a clogged sink and running tap can quickly cause major flooding and water damage. Automatic taps will shut themselves off long before the sink overflows.

How to Select The Right One?

No-touch taps come in a wide range of shapes and sizes though they all share the same basic functionality. Choosing sensor taps for your home or business will largely be a question of personal taste and budget. The style tends toward modern and minimalist, which suits many corporate environments. You’ll need to decide whether you want your automatic taps to run on mains or battery power, and choose one that is compatible with your high or low-pressure water system.

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