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Hands free faucets in children's bathrooms

  • 1.  Hands free faucets in children's bathrooms

    Posted 08-19-2021 04:56 PM

    Hello! I am wondering if anyone has experience changing regular faucets in children's bathrooms to the touchless or hands-free type of faucet. If so, do you have any advice to share and do you have any information as to the cost? Thank you!

     

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  • 2.  RE: Hands free faucets in children's bathrooms

    Posted 08-20-2021 07:15 AM
    We have had hands free faucets for years (sorry, I cannot recall the price). They are wonderful; the only drawback is that they are battery operated, and the configuration or our sink/cabinet is that you have to contort your body to change the batteries. If you can place the faucet in a location that it is easy to change out the batteries, you will love them. The bateries last a LONG time.

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    Stacey Duggar
    Director
    Trinity United Methodist Preschool
    Tallahassee FL
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  • 3.  RE: Hands free faucets in children's bathrooms

    Posted 08-20-2021 07:16 AM
    Susan,
    we did a ground up restoration and considered using these. Chose not to for several reasons. Cost was one, difficulty with use- sometimes the sensors simply don't work or are hard to start and installation cost.  I ended up using faucets with a single lever handle which I had installed at the side of the sink rather than the back. The children can use their arms to turn them off. Does that make sense?  I do have hands free soap dispensers and automatic paper towel dispensers.  Good luck...

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    Dr.Pamela McCullough
    Program Director
    GSCC
    Newtown PA
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  • 4.  RE: Hands free faucets in children's bathrooms

    Posted 08-20-2021 09:56 AM
    We just recently used some of our "covid funds" to replace all of our faucets with touchless.  So far, so good, teachers love them.  I'm sure we are saving water.  Good to hear the batteries last a long time, that was one concern.  We are now working on getting the soap dispensers and then paper towel dispensers.  The less sharing of germs, the better in my book.

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    Pamela Brignac
    Early Learning Center
    Jackson LA
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  • 5.  RE: Hands free faucets in children's bathrooms

    Posted 08-20-2021 10:11 AM
    Helllo , where did you purchase these from may I ask.

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    serena spencer
    Provider
    Serena's Family Care
    Bridgeville DE
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  • 6.  RE: Hands free faucets in children's bathrooms

    Posted 08-22-2021 11:15 AM
    Good morning to all

    We were able to change our faucets after the Pandemic started to the hand-free faucets.  It's definitely better.

    Blessings
    Ms. Nellie
    CCCAP

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    Nelida Rosado
    Orlando FL
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  • 7.  RE: Hands free faucets in children's bathrooms

    Posted 08-20-2021 01:45 PM
    Thank you everyone for your advice and guidance!
    Susan

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    Susan Dingee
    Director of Development
    Agri-Business Child Development
    Hyde Park NY
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  • 8.  RE: Hands free faucets in children's bathrooms

    Posted 08-20-2021 10:22 AM
    Our contractor supplied the faucets, I would have to check with him who his supplier is.  I think they ran about $400 each.  He also installed touch free toilet valves that were $535 each.  That did not include the plumber labor.

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    Pamela Brignac
    Early Learning Center
    Baton Rouge, LA
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  • 9.  RE: Hands free faucets in children's bathrooms

    Posted 08-20-2021 10:23 AM

    We ordered them online over 10 years ago; I am sorry that I don't have that information anymore.

     

    Stacey S. Duggar

    Preschool Director

    Trinity United Methodist Preschool

    License CO2LEO294

    Physical: 120 W Park Ave

    Tallahassee, FL 32301

    Mailing: PO Box 1086 (32302)

    (850) 224-8992 x 3

    www.tumct.org/grow/preschool