dispenser form and function will decide the
application. A soap dispenser used in the shower can serve
both form and function. The basic soap dispenser is often used
in public bathrooms, fitness centers, salons, resorts,
hospitals, and doctors offices. Many more dispensers are being
installed in homes, schools and offices to promote better hygiene.
modern bathroom soap dispenser is elegant and practical. Form is
not spared for function. Chambers are sized for traffic volume.
Material types considerations are for esthetics, finish, and durability.
A soap dispenser will be automatic or
manual. Both types will work in most applications. However,
a wall mounted
automatic soap dispenser will not work in the shower with one exception.
It could be possible to mount an automatic countertop dispenser
and conceal the electronics from water. A manual dispenser will work for years
in all most any application and requires no electrical
source and can be used in wet conditions.
A soap dispenser is mounted in the
countertop, recessed or surface mounted.
Soap for a soap
dispenser has two basic forms. Most widely used form of soap
is liquid soap and the most common soap dispenser is a liquid soap
dispenser. Found in restaurants, hotel, commercial buildings,
schools, business, and in the home, a liquid soap dispenser
is easily refillable. For more cleaning power use powder
soap and powder soap dispensers. Used in manufacturing,
schools, and in commercial facilities where washing grime from your
hands is more common, a dispenser using powdered soap can be more
economical. Widely popular is the foam soap dispenser.
Foam soap dispensers seam to be preferred because of the way the
soap dispensed and cleans hands well.
There are five
chamber types available.
Bulk - usually large capacity chambers
Cartridge "Bag-in-Box" - specific to a particular vendor or
Globe - favored in schools and office buildings
Tank - common
for many years and specified by architects world wide
Dispensers - unique retro style dispenser
Doctors, surgeons, hospitals, and
veterinarian clinics use a surgical foot operated soap dispensers or a
surgical soap dispenser in their office to eliminate germs and bacteria
transfer when medical professionals wash their hands. Operated by
your foot instead of your hands this soap dispenser foot pedal for scrub
sink has a distinct
advantage because the dispenser is not touched by the hands that are
Reservoir size or capacity is another
feature. Size of the reservoir varies with each dispenser.
Too small and you will have to fill the dispenser several times a day or
week. Too large and the product in the dispenser could go bad.
Most soap dispenser manufacturers use
metal or plastic during construction. A soap disperser made from
stainless steel provides a clean appearance and a rugged finish that is
less likely to show figure prints. ABS plastic used in soap
dispensers provide an economical way to dispense soap. This type
of plastic is durable and suitable for most applications.
According to the Center for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC), washing your hand with soap and water is
one way to promote good hygiene and prevent the spread of diseases.
Making sure there is soap available is the job of the soap dispenser.
There are two ways you can lengthen the life of a soap dispenser.
There are several
soap dispenser manufacturers.