The Right Soap Matters: The Importance of Healthy Soap Solutions for Your Washroom
We all know that washing our hands is one of the most important things we can do to protect ourselves from germs and bacteria. What many people don’t realize is that the soap we use matters.
Using contaminated soap in a public washroom can have serious consequences. A recent study by a leading hygiene company found that 25 times more germs can be left on your hands after washing with contaminated soap than before washing. That’s why it’s so important to make sure you are using healthy soap solutions in your washroom!
The Health Risks of Refillable Bulk Soap Dispensers
Public restrooms can be a breeding ground for germs and bacteria, and unfortunately, many of the soap dispensers found in these washrooms are contaminated. In fact, studies have found that approximately one in four dispensers in public restrooms are contaminated with germs and bacteria that can make you sick. This is a major public health and safety issue – especially when you consider the fact that many people use bulk soap dispensers in public washrooms with the intention of reducing hygiene risks associated with bars of soap.
The problem is that these refillable bulk soap dispensers work by pouring liquid soap into an open reservoir. This open reservoir design allows bacteria to contaminate the soap which can then create a bacterial biofilm inside the dispenser, and contaminate the newly added soap. This recontamination can occur even after cleaning with bleach.
Another risk comes from the fact that bulk soap dispensers are easily tampered with. Deliberate vandalism, such as pouring other liquids into the soap dispenser or adding foreign objects, can and sadly does, easily occur and contaminate the soap. This is especially a problem in schools.
The Solution? A Sealed System
Clearly, using refillable bulk soap dispensers in public washrooms is not a safe or hygienic solution. So what is the answer? The best way to protect yourself, your employees, and your visitors from the dangers of contaminated soap is to use a sealed system. Many facilities are now switching to sealed system soap dispensers, which are a much safer and more hygienic option.
Sealed system dispensers work by pumping liquid soap from a cartridge or bag-in-box directly into the hands of the user, eliminating the need for an open reservoir. This closed system design helps prevent bacteria from contaminating the soap and eliminates the risk of bacterial biofilm formation – a much safer option than open-reservoir bulk soap dispensers.
Not only are sealed system soap dispensers more hygienic, but they are also easier to clean and maintain. They can be cleaned using standard disinfectants without needing specialized training or equipment, and there is no risk of cross-contamination between different kinds of soaps.
We believe that the right soap matters, and we are committed to providing healthy soap solutions for public washrooms across the country.
If you’re looking for a safe, reliable, and affordable way to avoid the dangers of contaminated soap, contact us today to learn more about our healthy soap solutions!