Think about everything your hands touch throughout the day or even in an hour. A keyboard, a mouse, cellphones, toilet handles, your face and hair, doorknobs, and so much more. Now, imagine how many other people have touched those objects and what they have touched in the last few hours. Thanks to automatic soap dispensers, we have one less thing to touch — and one more thing to help us improve our hygiene.
Respiratory illnesses and dangerous germs can spread easily, but we can reduce this risk with a simple solution — handwashing. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that proper handwashing reduces the likelihood of respiratory illnesses like common colds, the flu, and more by up to 21%. Handwashing is also responsible for more children attending school — in fact, a 29 to 57% reduction in absenteeism due to illness.
The CDC lists a host of times people should wash their hands, and the proper way to do so includes wetting the hands, lathering with soap, scrubbing for at least 20 seconds, rinsing, and finally, drying hands with a clean towel. The most essential step to removing germs and bacteria is using soap. The easier it is for people to get to that soap, the more they can wash their hands, and the less likely germs and bacteria are to spread. Automatic soap dispensers are a great solution for any business for this reason, but let’s delve into exactly why they can help keep employees and patrons healthy as well as your bottom line.
Benefits of Automatic Soap Dispensers
There are a few advantages of using a commercial soap dispenser where handwashing occurs. Of course, it encourages people to wash their hands, but the benefits are greater than that.
- Hands-free: It is a little ironic a tool used to wash hands does not need them to operate, in a sense. An automatic soap dispenser is touchless, providing a clean solution that cuts down on the passing of germs by not only sluffing them away but also reducing touchpoints in germ-filled areas.
- Functional: A variety of soaps can fill automatic dispensers — antibacterial, foaming, liquid, etc. While they are designed for soap dispensing, they can be used for things like laundry detergent, dish soap, or even lotion.
- Measured Dispensing: There are preset amounts the dispenser will hand out. This allows for the proper ratio of soap to help kill and reduce germs while reducing waste for a business.
An Automatic Soap Dispenser Can Save Money
When taking a shower, how do you measure the amount of shampoo you use? Is it a pea-sized amount, grape-sized, or is it a “just squeeze ‘til it looks good” amount? Doesn’t the shampoo always last longer than the conditioner? Squeezing a bottle of shampoo is similar to using a manual soap dispenser. Many customers and workers aren’t really sure how much they need, so they may keep adding and adding soap to their hands, thinking they are getting the right amount. Conversely, without enough soap, germs and bacteria may not be removed, as evidenced in a study. This type of guesswork can shrink profit margins if a business must purchase soap more often. A commercial soap dispenser uses a preset amount that is generally enough for most users. If they need more, users can easily get another dose of the preset amount. Using an automatic soap dispenser in a business can help cut costs by decreasing wasted products and ensuring fewer pathogens are transferred to customers and workers.
Enviro-Master Services is Keeping it Clean
At any given time, we each carry up to 3,200 bacteria from 150 different species on our hands, according to research by the University of Colorado. It’s clear that proper hygiene has never been more important as businesses recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and other viruses continue to spread. Regardless of whether your business is an enterprise operation, restaurant, bar, gym, office building, healthcare facility, government facility, or school, having a hand hygiene system where an abundance of human contact and commonly shared surfaces are present is crucial.
Enviro-Master Services provides a top-notch hand hygiene program to help keep customers and staff safe. Our hand hygiene program provides hand soap, hand sanitizer, and paper products to keep your business stocked. Our Health and Safety Technicians refill dispensers and maintain equipment weekly.
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