How to Lower Costs with Touch Free Restroom Technologies
With today’s unpredictable economy, it’s no surprise why people are searching for ways to lower their costs wherever they can. Because facilities are constantly working within budget constraints, hands-free technology should be considered as a viable solution to reducing waste and cutting costs. Despite the popular belief that new technology means more money, using touch-free technology can actually lower costs in the long run compared to traditional applications and fixtures.
Although there is an initial cost associated with purchasing touch-free technologies, the ROI makes it a smart investment in the long run. In addition, touch-free technologies have less maintenance costs that are often apparent with traditional manual applications such as:
- Replacing materials that are running out or ruined (accidentally, because of vandalism, or because of aging).
- Money loss caused by overuse and inefficiency: It’s inevitable that products will become old and run down. This will cause them to become inefficient, waste energy, and lose money.
- Plumbers and other professionals needed for upkeep: Because hands-free appliances work mostly off a motion sensor, they require less maintenance due to reduced unnecessary usage.
Cost-effective touch-free items
Traditional manual flushers run the risk of getting beat up and becoming inefficient, therefore requiring immediate replacement. Technicians can easily install new hands-free, sensor-operated flushers to existing fixtures. These units are battery-operated and require battery changes only once a year.
With touch-free faucets, the water runs only when needed which results in water savings of up to 70 percent. This not only conserves precious resources, but it also reduces costs.
Mounted Soap Dispensers
A lot of people, especially children, use way too much soap/ sanitizer when washing their hands. In order to combat this, touch-free soap/sanitizer dispensers release the ideal amount of soup necessary for proper hand sanitation and cleansing creating less waste and ultimately less costs.
With hand dryers, there is no need to buy towels to refill dispensers, and the unit is always ready to perform — there’s no chance of paper towel run-outs. In addition, paper towels are a lifetime cost. Plus, facilities spend more money on waste pickup due to the buildup of paper towel trash.
Health concerns are no longer the only thing driving the demand for touch-free technology. Although “germ prevention” is a major benefit, more and more people are beginning to see the cost benefits related to touch-free appliances as well. With the consistent growth in this area of technology, we can only expect to see more improvements and even better cost savings in the future.