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The Comprehensive Guide to Timed Flow Tapware

What is timed flow tapware, also known as self-closing taps?

In this article, we describe timed flow tapware and how it works. We look into the different types of timed flow tapware and discuss the benefits. We will finish with some advice on installation and maintenance.

Understanding Timed Flow Tapware

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Timed flow taps are designed to automatically shut off after a set period, striking a balance between convenience and water conservation. But how do these taps work?

The Inner Workings of Timed Flow Tapware

At the core of every piece of timed flow tapware lies a simple yet effective mechanism. Once the tap is turned on, it’s hydraulically operated and relies on both pressure and flow, The mechanism of the internal cartridge is designed to either have a variable screw adjustment or a flow cup which has to be replaced manually to allow the time to be adjusted. This design ensures no water is wasted, even if the tap is accidentally left open.

The role of the timer
The timer is the central component of the timed flow tapware. It regulates the water flow and ensures the tap shuts off after the pre-determined period. This automatic shut-off feature is what sets timed flow tapware apart from traditional taps. It’s a small change helping to conserve water and reduce utility bills.

The function of the valve
The valve controls the water flow, opening to allow water to flow when the tap is turned on and closing when the timer signals the set time has elapsed. The valve’s role is crucial, ensuring the water flow is stopped effectively and promptly.

Exploring the Types of Timed Flow Tapware

There are various types of timed flow tapware, each designed to cater to different needs and preferences:

Push-button taps
Push-button taps are a popular type of timed flow tapware. As the name suggests, these taps are activated by a simple push of a button. Once activated, the tap allows water to flow for a set period before automatically shutting off.

Push-button taps are particularly ideal for public restrooms where hygiene is a top priority, as the automatic shut-off feature minimises the need for users to touch the tap.

Infrared sensor taps
Sensor taps use advanced infrared technology to detect hand movement. The tap turns on when it senses hands under the spout and turns off when the hands are removed.

This touch-free operation not only provides a high level of convenience but also promotes hygiene by reducing the spread of germs. Infrared sensor taps are perfect for high-end establishments and modern washrooms where style meets functionality.

The Benefits of Timed Flow Tapware

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Timed flow tapware is a solution designed to address several challenges faced by homeowners and businesses alike. Let’s explore the benefits of this innovative technology.

Promoting Water Conservation

One of the advantages of timed flow tapware is its contribution to water conservation. With the growing concern over water scarcity worldwide, every drop saved plays a crucial role in preserving this precious resource.

Reducing water wastage
Timed flow tapware is designed to automatically shut off after a predetermined period, eliminating the possibility of leaving the tap running accidentally. This feature significantly reduces water wastage, making these taps an excellent choice for environmentally conscious individuals and establishments.

Offering Cost Savings

While the upfront cost of timed flow tapware might be higher than traditional taps, the long-term savings it offers make it a worthwhile investment.

Lowering water bills
By controlling the amount of water used, timed flow tapware can significantly reduce your water bills. Over time, the savings on your water bills can offset the initial cost of the taps, making them a cost-effective choice.

Providing long-term savings
The cost savings offered by timed flow tapware extend beyond your water bills. By reducing the amount of water used, these taps also decrease the load on your water heating system, potentially lowering your energy costs as well.

Enhancing Hygiene and Convenience

In public spaces and busy households, timed flow tapware offers a solution to enhance hygiene and add convenience.

Facilitating touch-free operation
Especially in the case of sensor taps, the touch-free operation helps maintain hygiene by reducing the spread of germs. This feature is particularly beneficial in public restrooms and healthcare facilities where hygiene is paramount.

Adding convenience
Timed flow tapware adds a level of convenience traditional taps can’t match. There’s no need to worry about turning off the tap; it takes care of itself!

Choosing the Right Timed Flow Tapware

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Selecting the best timed flow tapware for your washrooms can seem like a daunting task, given the large range of options available in the market. However, by considering a few key factors, you can simplify the process and ensure you make the right choice for your specific needs and preferences.

Understanding the Importance of Timer Duration

The timer duration is a pivotal aspect when choosing timed flow tapware. It’s the period for which the water flow will be active once the tap is turned on.

Balancing comfort and conservation
The timer duration should strike a balance between comfort and conservation. It should be long enough to allow for comfortable use, whether it’s washing hands or filling a pot.

Customisable timer durations
Some timed flow tapware models offer customisable timer durations. This feature allows you to adjust the timer according to your specific needs, providing a personalised user experience.

Assessing Quality and Durability

Quality and durability are non-negotiable when it comes to choosing any fixture for your modern restroom, and timed flow tapware is no exception.

Choosing reputable manufacturers
Always opt for timed flow tapware from manufacturers known for their quality and durability. Reputable manufacturers adhere to high standards of production, ensuring their products are reliable and long-lasting.

The assurance of warranties
A good warranty is a sign of a manufacturer’s confidence in their product. It provides you with peace of mind, knowing you’re covered in case of any manufacturing defects or issues arising during the warranty period.

Installing and Maintaining Timed Flow Tapware

Proper installation and regular maintenance are key to ensuring your tapware serves you well for years to come. Let’s look at how to install and maintain your timed flow tapware.

Installation Process

While it might be tempting to take a DIY approach, it’s recommended to have your tapware installed by a professional plumber who has installed and maintained such products during his involvement in this technology.

A plumber lacking experience in installing this technology may not install the product correctly which could lead to leaks during operation. Here’s why:

The importance of professional installation
A professional plumber has the necessary skills and experience to install the tapware correctly. They understand the plumbing system and can ensure your tapware is installed in a way to optimise its functionality.

  • Skills and experience: Professional plumbers have the training and experience to handle the installation of various types of tapware. They can navigate any challenges discovered during the installation process.
  • Optimised functionality: Incorrect installation can lead to malfunctions and reduced efficiency of your tapware. A professional installation ensures your tapware functions optimally.

Maintenance of Timed Flow Tapware

Once your timed flow tapware is installed, it’s important to keep it in top shape through regular maintenance. This includes regular cleaning and timely repairs. Here’s how to go about it:

Regular cleaning
Like any other tap, timed flow tapware needs regular cleaning to keep it looking and working its best. Regular cleaning not only maintains the aesthetic appeal of your tapware but also prevents the buildup of grime with the potential to affect its functionality.

  • Maintaining aesthetics: Regular cleaning keeps your tapware looking shiny and new. It prevents the buildup of water spots and stains with the potential to dull the finish of your tapware.
  • Preventing grime buildup: Over time, grime can build up in your tapware, affecting its functionality. Regular cleaning ensures your tapware continues to operate smoothly.

Timely repairs
If you notice any issues with your tapware, it’s important to get it repaired as soon as possible to prevent further damage. Ignoring small issues can lead to bigger problems down the line.

  • Preventing further damage: Small issues, if left unattended, can escalate into bigger problems. Timely repairs prevent further damage and ensure the longevity of your tapware.
  • Maintaining functionality: Regular check-ups and timely repairs ensure your tapware continues to function optimally. This way, you can continue to enjoy the benefits of your timed flow tapware without any interruptions.

Why Choose Timed Flow Tapware From Gentec?

In a world where conservation is becoming increasingly important, timed flow tapware offers a simple yet effective solution. It combines convenience, cost savings, and water conservation in a sleek and modern design. Why wait? Make the switch to timed flow tapware today and experience the difference for yourself!

But Why Choose Gentec? Here’s Why:

Quality and reliability
Gentec is known for its high-quality products produced to stand the test of time. When you choose Gentec, you’re choosing reliability.

Innovative designs
Gentec offers a range of timed flow tapware in various innovative designs. Whether you prefer a classic look or a modern aesthetic, Gentec has something for you.

Excellent customer service
At Gentec, customer satisfaction is a top priority. From the moment you choose Gentec, you can expect top-notch customer service every step of the way.

So, are you ready to make the switch to timed flow tapware?
Choose Gentec today and join the revolution in water conservation!

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