Why soap or liquid gel?
Hands are our usual means of connection with our environment.
We open doors, grab the bars of public transport, touch our money, grab the railings of the stairs, all day long we are touching and touching surfaces.
That makes our hands the ideal vehicle for transporting bacteria, from anywhere, to our bodies.
Generally, the bacteria on our hands enter our bodies when we eat because we touch our food so often.
Therefore, hand hygiene is essential to maintain our health.
In a study conducted in 2006, soap bars used in the public bathrooms of more than 30 dental clinics were tested. In all of them, bacteria were living and reproducing.
In addition to common sense, the data from this study make one thing clear: bar soap is not safe.
Liquid soap is a safer source, as it never comes into contact with contaminated hands. If we use it through a liquid soap dispenser: much better!
Benefits of Liquid Soap
You can find a wide variety of liquid soaps on the market.
Generally, the advantages of using liquid soap are
Quick elimination of bacteria present on our hands.
A minimum dose, allows us to wash our hands effectively.
The rinse in easier than when using bar soaps. This will reduce water consumption when washing hands.
They contain elements to avoid dryness of the hands and have a neutral pH.
Characteristics of soap dispensers
As with most items manufactured today, materials of varying quality are used to present options to suit any budget.
Soap dispensers do not escape this reality.
Below, we will present some of the characteristics you should consider when buying a liquid soap dispenser.
The material used to manufacture the item will define its duration.
In the case of dispensers, you should choose materials that can withstand continuous use without problems.
The stainless steel soap dispenser is the best option for this type of article.
If you do not want a stainless steel equipment or your budget forces you to go for something more modest, choose a material that does not rust, remember that it is in constant contact with humidity.
A soap dispenser is only useful when you have soap.
Soap storage capacity will dictate how long it lasts, hence the number of times you have to refill it.
How much do you need? It will depend on where the dispenser will be installed.
For example, in the kitchen you may need less soap than in the public bathroom of your restaurant.
Means of extraction
This is another important point to decide.
Whether through a button, lever, the sinking of the lid or by a proximity sensor, the mechanism used to serve the soap must be resistant to the use it will be given.
A dispenser for the bathroom at home will not have the same intensity of use as the industrial soap dispenser you will install in your restaurant kitchen.
Take the time to check the mechanism. Opt for the ones made of stainless steel and higher quality material.
The soap dispenser should make our lives easier, not become an obstacle.
The most recommended are the dispensers that can be anchored to the wall.
In this way, involuntary falls, lack of hygiene around the dispenser will be avoided, space will be saved and order will be contributed.
If the model you want is not designed to be anchored to the wall, make sure it has anti-slip elements at the base.
Dispensers according to supply mechanism
The mechanism of soap supply is another element to consider.
Let's look at the three types of supply dosing mechanisms that can be found in the market today:
Hand-operated wall soap dispensers
The soap is served after operating some manual pressing mechanism.
For more home use, manual action mechanisms can solve -without delay- the need raised.
As they are the simplest, they are often the most economical versions.
Contributing to hygiene, automatic soap dispensers with proximity sensors serve the liquid when it detects that your hands are close.
These equipments are ideal for high traffic sites, where people who may come in contact with the soap are unknown.
If you use them in hotel and restaurant kitchens, also in public bathrooms, this is undoubtedly the best option.
Soap foam dispensers
These dispensers are clear representatives of articles that generate expe