Best Practices for Workplace Cleanliness: 4 Types of Touchless Water Dispensers for Your Business

Posted on September 8, 2020
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Cleaning and reducing the spread of germs in the workplace is not a simple task. Quench is helping to make the job easier by providing you with a number of touchless water dispensers to give your staff and your customers peace of mind while remaining hydrated and healthy at work.

In July 2020, the CDC released a guide for cleaning and disinfecting the workplace. These new sanitation and health standards may be influencing the current office trends we’re seeing. According to a Quench survey, our customers’ top two priorities when purchasing a bottleless water cooler are filtration and sanitation. Touchless is now third on that list of priorities, with more than 60% of Quench customers demanding hands-free machines.

Interestingly, Quench Water Experts have found that ‘touchless’ means different things to different people. Quench engineers have been working round-the-clock to develop a breadth of hands-free water dispensers to ensure your workplace has the right technology at (but not touching!) your fingertips.

Benefits of Touchless Water Dispensers

A Quench bottle-free touchless water cooler provides reliable, cost-effective, and eco-friendly drinking water right from your building’s water source, eliminating the need for water delivery. No more escorting delivery people in and out of your building; no more having to keep track of cleaning schedules for water jugs; no more looking for storage space in newly configured office spaces where space is at a premium to ensure safe social distancing. Touch-free options give businesses the flexibility to adhere to new protocols.

Plus, Quench point-of-use water coolers add an extra layer of protection against harmful bacteria through built-in features like UV sanitization and anti-microbial protection. We also offer a full suite of advanced water purification technologies to improve the taste and quality of municipal infrastructure leading to your workplace’s tap. That means your employees and guests can dispense with ease knowing they are hydrating with top-of-the-line sanitary bottleless water dispensers.  

Touchless Technology

Sensor Dispensing

Look! No Hands! With Quench’s SensorSAFE infrared dispensing units, all you have to do is simply hover your glass or bottle in front of the infrared sensor panel and watch it dispense all on its own. No pushing or pressing required. Quench SensorSAFE infrared touchless water coolers include the Quench 980-12/Quench 985-12, Quench 980-25/Quench 985-25, Quench 980-50/Quench 985-50, and the Quench 980-90.

You also have the option to go touchless by simply adding a hands-free sensor lid to your Quench 970/975 and Quench 970-15.

If you’re looking to level up your ice dispensing game, you can choose the high capacity Quench 992. The Quench 992’s patented touchless dispensing mechanism offers sanitary dispensing to meet the needs of industries that need a sanitary way to dispense large volumes of ice.

The Quench Hydration Station is another bottleless water dispenser that falls under our sensor dispensing machine lineup. A modern alternative to the traditional water fountain, the Hydration Station is a touchless ambient drinking water dispenser that installs on any indoor wall space.

Recommended for: cafeterias, gyms, warehouses, and urgent care clinics, college campuses

Foot Pedals

The Quench Water Experts put the pedal to the metal on getting the best hands-free options available to you. And speaking of pedal, the Q7FS foot pedal offers a perfect combination of hydration and sanitation. This touchless water dispenser dispenses quenchWATER+ on-demand. It’s antimicrobial surface protection and LED UV light to guarantee fresh, clean drinking water.

This hands-free option is perfect for those who already have a freestanding Q7 machine in their office. Those who wish to dispense hot and cold water with their feet will be able to do so with our new double foot pedal for the Q7. Touchless dispensing for ambient water and ice will also be available for our new Quench 960/965 water and ice dispenser with hot water.

Recommended for: healthcare, office buildings, spas and salons, retail

QR Codes and Phone Apps

Looking for a touchless way to dispense your sparkling flavored water? There’s an app for that! Bevi machines and Smartwell machines now offer easy touchless dispensing using your smartphone.

This option is convenient for customers that already have either a Bevi machine or a Smartwell machine in their office since Internet connection is all that is needed to enable their dispensing technology. Simply scan a QR code that appears on the user interface screen of your flavored water machine and dispense right from your smartphone.

Recommended for: startup tech offices, coworking space, hospitality



Customers who already have Quench Q5s and Quench 810s can paddle on. Paddle dispensing machines are hands-free water dispenser, which means they too can be helpful in preventing the spread of germs. Press the side of your drinkware to the paddle to release a steady flow of delicious filtered water. There is no need to press fingers or hands to the machine. 

Recommended for: Cafeterias, Manufacturing, Office Buildings

The Future of Touchless at Quench

Quench product engineers are responding quickly to the increased demand for touchless water coolers. They are continuing to innovate and find new ways to keep you and your workforce safe. As new touchless machines become available, we will continue to update our touchless page and announce our newest innovations on social media. Stay up to date by following us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

How to Make the Switch to a Touchless Water Dispenser

The process of switching from a bottleless water cooler to a touchless bottleless water cooler will vary depending on your personal preference, business requirements, and machine capabilities. For example, the Q7 foot pedal and the Quench 970 hands-free senor lid are enhancements that you can either add-on to a new machine or to your existing Quench machine. While some businesses will require a machine replacement to go totally touchless. It depends on the individual. Request a consultation with a Quench Water Expert to learn more about how easy it is to switch to touchless.

Touchless customers ordering a bottleless water cooler for the first time can visit our Product Finder to explore your options. You can also click the “Get a Free Quote” button in the top right corner to learn more about the options available to you.

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