In addition to using antimicrobial-treated products, Sloan Valve Co. suggests that good design and use of products such as sensor-operated faucets helps reduce the number of touchpoints in areas where people can pick up germs.
Recognizing the consumer interest, manufacturers have introduced a range of products that are geared toward more sanitary kitchens and baths. The Destiny electronic lavatory faucet from Moen (right) is one example. Specifically for residential use, the faucet is designed to be functional, reliable, and stylish, unlike some automatic faucets encountered in public facilities.
Also available is the Xcite toilet seat from Bemis Mfg., which features a hinge design that has no visible hardware or fasteners. Because of this, the company says the seat is easier to keep clean than a traditional toilet seat and that there are fewer areas for germs to accumulate.
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