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8 tips for installing sensor faucets the right way


8 tips for installing sensor faucets the right way
Hands-free sensor faucets improve hygiene and save water and energy. These modern faucets are gaining wide traction in foodservice, healthcare, hospitality and other industries, but they're most effective and longest-lasting when they’re set up correctly at installation.

Here are 8 tips from the experts at T&S Brass to ensure you're getting the most out of your sensor faucets:

  • Plan ahead for the selected power source — battery, AC power or hydrogenerator, if available — and have the appropriate connections prepared if using AC power.

  • Flush water lines prior to installation to prevent the build up of debris.

  • Take care while mounting to avoid damaging the sensor cable that connects to the control box.

  • Sensor faucets have a control module to house electronic components, battery and other elements. Be sure to choose an accessible location for mounting in order to make future adjustments or battery changes easier.

  • The temperature control mixing valves will usually need to be adjusted at installation to establish a comfortable water temperature.

  • Faucets arrive programmed with a standard sensing distance. Adjust it to best fit the specific application, taking into account the surroundings. Shiny sinks, for example, may reflect infrared light back into the sensor.

  • T&S sensor faucets offer adjustable run time and time-out features. Setting these to align with expected use will improve efficiency and performance.

  • Sensor faucets use a light to alert users to a low battery. Establish a preventive maintenance schedule for battery changes to prevent loss of use. Batteries commonly last 1 to 2 years, depending on the application and frequency of use.