It’s important to provide hand-washing products that people want to use. Identifying which type of soap and towel patrons prefer may be a matter of trial and error, but one preference is a matter of fact: touch-free technology is a hit with today’s germ-conscious public.

Research by manufacturers has shown that 90 percent of restroom visitors prefer a restroom with touch-free products. Other studies conducted by manufacturers suggest that 30 percent more people will wash their hands if touch-free products are provided.

Touch-free products reduce the number of touch points for possible cross-contamination in the restroom, thus reducing the spread of germs and illness, a concern that’s high on everyone’s radar. Implementing such products reduces absenteeism for building occupants, helping an organization stay as productive and profitable as possible.