3 Misconceptions of Soap

Everyone uses soap and every company needs it. Not having soap in the bathrooms at your company can give a dirty impression to customers and employees. But this doesn’t mean thousands of dollars must be spent on soap.

Differences between Liquid and Foam soaps:

Both types of soap perform the same task of cleaning your hands. Even though liquid soap is more traditional, that doesn’t mean it’s better. In most cases, money can be saved by purchasing foam soap rather than liquid.

1. The More The Better:

This is a false idea. In fact, the more soap added to your hands beyond the necessary amount can actually dry out your hands. The excess soap will only be washed off and wasted.

  • Foam soap can be more concentrated in its dispense. Every time you press the button or activate the sensor with your hand, you will receive the exact same amount of .7 or .4 mL every time. Unlike foam liquid gives over double this amount in each dispense, which leads to refilling these dispensers more frequently than foam dispensers.

2. Plastic vs. Stainless Steel:

In the debate between plastic and stainless steel dispensers, most people say that stainless steel looks more professional. This may be true, but how many companies take care of their stainless steel dispensers correctly? Did you know stainless steel dispensers, should be cleaned every 3 refills or every 30 days to prevent the growth of bacteria inside the dispenser? This means that having these dispensers require more labor costs to maintain, compared to plastic dispensers. Plastic dispensers which have pre-sealed bags are easily changed by removing the old bag and placing the new bag in the slot. This system is not only more efficient, it eliminates the need for cleaning the dispensers as frequently.

3. Location of the dispenser:

There are two ways soap is dispensed, either gravity helps it, which is used in most stainless steel dispensers or most common for plastic dispensers an air tight pump that pulls the soap vertically out of the bag or container. The main difference between these two dispensing methods is Gravity dispensing is only used with liquid soaps and it is always working on the soap, which can cause it to leak out of the container onto your walls or floors resulting in costly damages. With the air tight pump method the soap doesn’t get dispensed until the button is pushed, which prevents any unwanted dispensing. The air tight pump can be used with both liquid and foam soaps, unlike stainless steel dispensers.


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