You may use the bathroom for only a few minutes at a time, but think of all the surfaces you touch in that short period. It’s enough to put your cleanliness radar on high alert. The toilet handle, the faucet, the light switch – the list is surprisingly long.
Why does that thought make us hyper-sensitive to hygiene? Because the more surfaces people touch, the more likely they are to spread germs and dirt. In addition to unsightly
smears and smudges, bacteria and viruses can also be lurking on surfaces, which can be particularly concerning during cold and flu season.
Recently homeowners are taking a new approach to bathroom design. No-touch technology is changing the bathroom into a cleaner and healthier space with a high-tech edge. The most popular applications include:
Toilets – Modern loos offer a plethora of high-tech features. From flushing your toilet with a wave of the hand to seats that automatically close when you’re done with your business, technologically advanced toilets will soon be a staple of the bathroom.
Soap dispensers – Experts agree that washing your hands regularly is one of the best ways to reduce the spread of germs, but think about how many dirty hands touch the soap dispenser. Reduce the ick factor with a hands-free soap dispenser. Just hold your hand under the spout and the touchless dispenser gives you the perfect amount of soap for washing.
Faucets – The faucet is another item that gives us the chills when we think of how many dirty hands touch it day in and day out. Thanks to touchless faucets, you can banish this worry. Sensors turn on the water automatically when you hold out your hands so there’s no need to touch the handles or spout.
Lights – Have you ever stumbled into the bathroom in the middle of the night and had trouble finding the light switch? Motion-sensors that turn on lights automatically can make midnight bathroom runs hassle-free. Plus, this no-touch technology means one less place where dirt and germs can accumulate.
What other ways have you seen touchless technology being used in the bathroom? Please leave your answers in the comments section.