At Ben Franklin, we’re always on the lookout for innovative plumbing ideas to pass on to our customers. From water conserving fixtures to easy-clean surfaces and hands-free operation, there are three specific modern bathroom faucets we recommend you check out.
Touch-Free Motion Sensors
While hands-free faucets have become a frequent sight in commercial settings, a number of manufacturers of modern bathroom faucets are also beginning to incorporate motion sensor technology in fixture designs for the home. In addition to saving time, conserving water, and helping to prevent the spread of germs, touch-free fixtures are perfect for crowded kitchens and children’s bathrooms. Most residential models incorporate a conventional handle, which also allows you to adjust the temperature.
Spot Resistant Finishes
“Spotless” finishes have become increasingly popular for both kitchen and bathroom faucets, as well as showerheads and other fixtures. Resistant to both water spotting and fingerprints, finish options typically include brushed nickel or stainless steel. Since faucets tend to be magnets for dirty hands and stray water droplets, spot resistance can help to cut down on the time you spend cleaning and re-cleaning bathroom surfaces.
Water Efficient Faucets
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved many modern bathroom faucets to carry the WaterSense label. These fixtures and faucet accessories are specially designed to reduce water flow without sacrificing performance. The EPA estimates that the average household can reduce their water usage by more than 500 gallons a year by installing these devices throughout the home. Additionally, using less water cuts down on the energy spent on heating water, leading to lower energy bills.
Whether you are looking to replace an old fixture or if you are installing new faucets, remember that the team at Ben Franklin is always happy to help with your plumbing needs. Give us a call today at (972) 895-7775.