New Faucet Technologies Lead to More Sanitary Kitchens

Just a few years ago, hands-free faucets were only found in public restroom at your local grocery store or restaurant. However, new innovations from big name faucet manufacturers have made it possible to have this same convenience installed right in your own home by a certified Markham plumber.

One of the biggest health concerns in any home takes place in the kitchen, right where your family spends so much of their time and all of your food is prepared. As a matter of fact, it is the food preparation that is responsible for the danger. Commonly referred to as ‘cross-contamination,’ it refers to the improper handling of raw foods such as chicken and pork and the disease factors that they can carry.

Proper cooking destroys the risk of illness that may be present in raw meats, but if you were to prepare a salad or other raw food without properly washing your hands and work spaces you may endanger your family’s health.  This is where hands-free faucets can make a huge difference in the sanitary conditions of your kitchen. When installed by a professional Markham plumber, they eliminate the need to touch the standard handles with your contaminated hands. This is the mode of cross contamination that is most frequently overlooked by homeowners who do wash their hands, but don’t think of the fact that they just touched the same surface (the handles) with both their dirty and now their clean hands. This quick touch is all it takes to transfer the bacteria and virus back to your skin.

A potentially lower cost alternative to hands-free faucets that you can discuss with your local Markham plumber is the so-called ‘one-touch’ style of faucet. These faucets turn on and off simply by coming into contact with any part of your skin. This allows you to keep your contaminated hands away from clean surfaces by turning the water on with your elbow, forehead or any other clean body part that will reach the faucet.

No matter what kind of faucet you choose, the health and safety of your family will certainly be worth the cost. Call a certified Markham plumber today to see what they can do for you and your family; the longer you delay the more you’re risking their health.