Efficient — Foot Pedal Faucet Controllers

Foot pedal faucet controllers allow you to control a faucet hands-free. These devices are efficient and hygienic — they are commonly found in commercial kitchens and hospitals. I’m not sure why we don’t see them in more homes. You can reduce water use by 50% using pedal controllers, and if it’s hot water, you’ll be saving power too.

Examples of Faucet Foot Petals

At a sink, you control the flow of a faucet with a pedal much like the accelerator in a car. It’s easier to turn off the faucet when you are brushing your teeth, shaving, or doing the dishes. In a four-person household, the use of pedal controllers in the kitchen alone can save up to 7500 gallons of water annually, as well as conserve the energy needed to heat those gallons.

Hand-free faucet controllers also guard against the transfer of bacteria between faucet fixtures and hands. They are particularly useful when your hands have paint or soil on them.

Foot Pedals Faucet Controllers In A Commercial Kitchen

Pedal controllers can be installed relatively easily under the sink, although most do require an electrical connection.

You can find foot pedal faucets on Amazon. You can also find some more elegant ones that are made of stainless steel.

17 thoughts on “Efficient — Foot Pedal Faucet Controllers”

  1. The Standard Foot Faucet kit is a hands-free way to have automatic control of the hot and cold water independently or you can press both pedals for warm water. The Foot Faucet operates on a regular 120V outlet, but the voltage is converted down to 12VDC eliminating any risk of electric shock.

  2. Wow, I guess I’m subscribed to this thread. I posted MONTHS ago.

    I’ve seen two types in dental offices. With one type there are 2 pedals, and you can step on both for warm water or just one or the other for hot or cold.

    With the other type, there is just one pedal. You turn the faucet on and adjust it to whatever temp you want the water to be. You just leave the faucet (the top part, by the sink) turned on all the time… no water comes out unless you step on the foot pedal. You can adjust the temp whenever you want.

    http://www.kabdental.com/small-dental-equipment/automatic-faucets-eyewash-stations-soap/tapmaster.htm I don’t think there is any electricity involved, it just relies on the water pressure.

  3. I am a very ‘green’ person, my wife is not. Is there any way that both
    foot pedal controls and hand controls can be used from the same faucet?
    Also, we have alot of power outages and I do not want any product with electric controls.



  4. Great idea. The sooner they install it in homes the better. It would be really good to regulate the flow of water instead of sticking with a heavy flow of water while washing dishes.

  5. A great idea. I have seen them in the academic settings during my medical lab training, likely for the same reasons as commercial kitchens and hospitals; the sanitation aspect. Not having to touch the faucet when you have touched raw meat or held colonized petri dishes just makes sense.

    Home users may wish to keep a squirt bottle handy until the cat learns not to fall asleep on the nice cool foot pedals on a hot day.

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