Wall Mounted Soap Dispensers Explained

wall mounted soap dispenser

An extensive range of wall mounted soap dispensers is available on the market today. They come in a variety of styles and shapes. As an essential part of any interior design, these washroom accessories have great functional value. They are easy to install and find wide applications in public restrooms, restaurants, clinics, schools, offices, and private homes.

Wall-mounted soap dispensers are a better and safer alternative to bar soap. They promote better hygiene by keeping our hands clean; moreover, these devices help maintain a cleaner sink and save valuable counter space.

Manual vs. Automatic Soap Dispensers

There are manually operated as well as automated devices available. Manual units work by pushing a button that releases a standard amount of soap for a regular hand wash. Automatic devices use infrared technology that senses the approaching hand and dispenses the soap. These devices work on batteries, which usually last for a year.

Automatic dispensers have some advantages over manual units, as hand-free operation eliminates the spread of contagious bacteria. Since there is no button to be pushed, there is no risk of cross-contamination. Besides the convenience and germ-free environment they provide, these units are gaining popularity because they are quite affordable.

Cartridge and Bulk Soap Dispensers

Cartridge dispensers are very easy to maintain. All you have to do is remove the refill and replace it. Bulk soap dispensers are filled by pouring soap straight into the reservoir. They are the most economical type, as bulk soap can save hundreds of dollars each year.

Public or Domestic Use?

Commercial units are mounted in public buildings, while other units are designed for domestic use. Typically, commercial dispensers have a locking system that prevents the devices from being stolen and ensure that the soap remains intact and hygienic.

General Characteristics

Regardless of their type, all mounted soap dispensers have similar characteristics and consist of a refillable cartridge or a reservoir and either a button or an automatic sensor. There is also a window to inspect the quantity of soap and a valve with a nozzle that delivers the correct amount of soap for each use.

Soap dispensers are manufactured from materials such as stainless steel, plastic, glass, ceramic, brass, and bronze. All types of dispensers are corrosion-resistant and rustproof. All wall mounted soap dispensers operate with multiple kinds of liquids, such as shampoos, conditioners, gels, and foams. These devices are very easy to install. They are usually equipped with mounting holes, adhesive strips, or silicone glue.