The touchless or automatic faucets are becoming increasingly popular in kitchens and bathrooms because of its modern look and convince. When you place your hand under the spout of the faucet, the water streams out to provide a quick rinse.

The interior of the faucet includes rubber controls that monitor the flow of water, an electromagnet, and a power source that makes the water flow effortlessly.

Touchless Faucets: What You should know!

How Touchless Faucets Work?

Touchless faucets can help to curtail the transfer of germs to your hands and also offer a clean flow of water at the swipe of a hand. This technology allows you to wash off bacteria from raw meat or sanitize your hands in any situation. 

The four components that make the automatic faucets work on command include the sensor, power source, spout, and the solenoid-controlled valve. 

The faucet turns on when it detects a hand or an object under. In the same way, when the hand or object is removed, the faucet turns off automatically.

Pros of Touchless Faucets

Water Conservation

It may seem so little, but with conventional faucets, water keeps running for an extra period as you move your hands from turning the faucet on to the running water, or when you reach for the handle shut it off.

An automatic faucet will only run when your hands are under it, making sure that you use only the exact amount of water needed per time. Most automatic faucet designs are leak-proof and help to conserve water.

A cleaner bathroom/kitchen

If your hands are dirty when you turn on the traditional faucet, the dirt can build up on the faucet itself. Automatic faucets, on the other hand, keep everything clean since you don’t have to touch anything for water to flow.

Ease of operation

People with arthritis and other painful conditions can operate the automatic faucet, including children. The system is just simple for anyone to run.

Cons of Touchless Faucets


Automatic faucets usually require a more significant investment upfront. Even though it may save you money in the long run, the prices are quite expensive compared to the traditional system.

Power outages

If you installed an automatic faucet powered by electricity, it will stop working when the power is out. But, if you have the battery-powered model, you need to have replacement batteries for when the old batteries get weaker.

Sensor malfunction

Most of us have stuck our hands under an automatic faucet in a public convenience, and water didn’t flow. After waving your hands uselessly, you switch to a different faucet, hoping you don’t experience the same thing. It can be more annoying at home since you have just one faucet in the bathroom or kitchen.