Manual or automatic? Liquid or foam? What is the right choice for your bathroom soap dispenser?

Clean hands play an important role in preventing the spread of germs and illness. Research shows that washing hands with soap and water can reduce diarrheal disease and could prevent a million deaths each year. As the fight against COVID-19 continues, offices, restaurants, hotels, cinemas, schools, and many other establishments are upgrading their facilities to […]

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Clean hands play an important role in preventing the spread of germs and illness. Research shows that washing hands with soap and water can reduce diarrheal disease and could prevent a million deaths each year.

As the fight against COVID-19 continues, offices, restaurants, hotels, cinemas, schools, and many other establishments are upgrading their facilities to protect employees, visitors, and learners. This upgrade includes installing easy-to-use bathroom soap dispensers to wash and sanitise hands effectively.

There are several things to consider when deciding on the right bathroom soap dispenser. Soap dispensers aren’t designed equally. Some soap dispensers can use liquid soap, while others are intended for foam soap. Here are the pros and cons of all options.

Manual vs automatic bathroom soap dispenser

Manual soap dispensers are low maintenance. They don’t require batteries, and people simply push the button to dispense soap. However, touching surfaces that are not cleaned after each use can cause cross-contamination, and there is no control over how much soap will be released, which can be costly.

Automatic soap dispensers feature a sensor that controls the portion of soap released. And the best part is, automatic soap dispensers are touchless, which means there is less chance of germs, bacteria and illness spreading between people using the dispenser. Unfortunately, they require batteries, which is an additional cost as the batteries need to be replaced regularly.

Liquid or foam soap?

Foam soap is cost-effective, thanks to portion control, which also means less water is required to rinse soap from hands. Foam soap also causes fewer spills, making it easier to clean up spills on the floor or countertops. Some foam soap dispensers are even designed to be drip-free.

Liquid soap is increasing in popularity and available in different fragrances. In addition, some liquid soap includes moisturiser such as aloe vera, which is welcome during the winter months. Furthermore, liquid sanitiser can be used instead of liquid soap in some dispensers. Using liquid sanitiser offers added protection to keep hands germ and bacteria-free.

Whatever is best for your facility, Servest’s expert facilities management team can assist in installing the right dispenser in the right capacity and maintain that the dispenser is always clean and filled.

Our reliable services will ensure your space is always clean and hygienic. Read more about our services here https://www.servest.co.za/our-services/.

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