Staying hydrated is of course important to help keep you and your team happy, healthy and productive. Studies show that ensuring you’re drinking enough water each day can help you stay focused, alert, and energised. The UK government recommends that we should aim to drink 6 to 8 glasses per day (around 1.2 litres in total and that can include drinks like tea and coffee).
With busy work schedules, it can be difficult to remember to stay fully hydrated at work. That’s why offices should encourage their teams to drink water throughout the day. Getting a convenient and stylish undercounter water tap installed in your office kitchen or breakout areas can help. These innovative taps will give your team easy access to fresh filtered boiling, ambient and cold water. Some models also give you the option to pour refreshing sparkling water too. So if you’re wondering how much it costs to get one, keep reading as we discuss various options for you to consider.
What are the benefits of having an under counter water tap?
Firstly, let’s look at the benefits of getting an undercounter water tap installed.
The number one benefit is that it will pour filtered water that’s safe and clean for drinking. Unlike tap water which can sometimes contain impurities or harmful substances, filtered water is free from contaminants and has a better taste.
Also if you’re in the 60% of the UK that has hard water that tastes rather bitter or even salty, you’re going to want to opt for filtered water. Don’t forget that most undercounter water taps use eco-friendly filters, so you’ll be doing your part in reducing plastic waste and minimising your carbon footprint.
Furthermore, you’ll cut down or even eliminate the need for single-use plastic cups or bottles at work. People can simply fill up reusable bottles or glasses to stay hydrated and help your business achieve its sustainability goals. For those that are using hot water to make beverages like tea or coffee, an undercounter tap is proven to be a more sustainable option than using a kettle. Taps pour just the right amount of water so none is wasted. Plus, your team don’t have to spend their time waiting for a kettle to boil as they’ll have instant access to boiling water leaving them more time to get on with the important things.
Ease and convenience
Another key benefit of having an under-counter water tap for the office is that it’s easy and convenient to use. You can simply turn a lever or push a button to get instant access to fresh water. Some models are movement activated so you don’t even need to touch the taps. These touch-free taps are hygienic as well because they remove chances of contamination through lots of people touching the tap.
They are also safe to use and come with measures to prevent people in the office from getting scalded by boiling water. Ordinary kitchen taps and kettles can sometimes present a challenge for elderly people or those with disabilities. A lot of undercounter water taps are fully accessible to help your office to be an inclusive environment.
They look great
From the perspective of your employees, clients, visitors and interviewees, a sleek and stylish water tap that provides a choice of water options shows you care about your people. It’s a small gesture that communicates that you want the best for your team. In turn, your team will be more loyal and dedicated to their role within the business.
Our range of taps comes in a variety of designs, sizes, heights, colours and finishes and will fit in almost all modern office spaces. If you’re short on kitchen space – don’t worry – we offer lots of taps that are compact in design and will happily squeeze into the smallest of spaces.
How much do they cost?
You’ll find that most offices don’t purchase a commercial undercounter water tap outright. They can be fairly expensive to purchase off the shelf and they do need to be regularly cleaned and maintained.
In fact, most of our customers opt to rent their tap as it offers an affordable and flexible option to those balancing yearly budgets. Renting also means you can upgrade your water tap at any time so you’re not stuck with a tap that no longer serves your needs if your business changes.
Renting a tap also means it will come with a service plan that will cover you for any issues that may arise. At FreshGround for example, each of our customers has access to our support team who can help to troubleshoot any problems and also organise engineer site visits when necessary.
Depending on what type of tap you choose, you can be up and running with fresh, filtered water for between £3 to £6 per day. That’s less than what an average employee would probably spend on beverages from a cafe or high street shop.
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An undercounter water tap for the office is a practical, healthy, and cost-effective solution for staying hydrated and refreshed throughout the day. Its benefits include clean and great-tasting water, easy and fast access, versatility, and a way to present an office culture that cares.
The cost of renting a tap can be easily covered if you consider the savings and advantages it provides to your office team. If you want to make your office a better place to work and impress your employees, clients and visitors, simply get in touch with our team today. We’ll help you find the right solution for your business. You can check out our full range of taps online.