Are Automatic Soap Dispensers Worth It?

Hand washing without using an automatic soap dispenser

So you’re starting to take your personal hygiene to the next level, and you’re exploring all the options out there to kickstart the process. Automatic soap dispensers are likely to pop up on your list quite quickly in your research, which is why it’s worth looking at whether they are a worthwhile option to consider. We’ll be touching on the basics today, as well as offering some extra insights into why good personal hygiene matters at the end of the day. We’ll also point you in the right direction if you do end up wanting to go the soap dispenser route later along the way. 


What is an Automatic Soap Dispenser?

Automatic soap dispensers are hands-free (or touchless) devices that release soap without having to worry about cross-contamination between repeated uses. Dispensers that require you to push a button or pull a level require direct engagement with your hands, which are a hub for germs and bacteria because we use them all the time in our day-to-day interactions. If there is more than one person using a specific space, cross-contamination becomes a possibility. The more people that use a space, the more likely the chances that germs will be exchanged from one hand to the next. 


Are These Machines Worth It?

Cross-contamination worries aside, automatic soap dispensers are absolutely worth it because they require less cleaning and maintenance than a more traditional option. Because they have been manufactured all over the world, and in particular as a tool to combat the spread of COVID-19, prices have come down in recent years and they are more accessible to everyone than ever before. The mobile sensors are no longer as expensive to produce, which means that manufacturers don’t have to charge exorbitant prices just to cover their overheads to sell the dispenser to begin with. 


A traditional soap dispenser that is common in South African households


Why Good Personal Hygiene Matters

Good personal hygiene is very important, not only because of the pandemic, but also across the regular winter season each year. Taking responsibility for your hygiene not only shows that you care about your own wellbeing, but that you are considerate towards the feelings of your fellow human beings too. The fairly simple act of washing your hands with soap thoroughly (especially so with an automatic soap dispenser) can help to prevent anything from gastroenteritis and a common cold, all the way through to COVID-19. Investing in your personal hygiene is an act of self love, and can make a world of difference in the long run. 


Buying Your Next Soap Dispenser

The team at Bidvest Steiner takes personal hygiene very seriously, and as a result has a wide range of soap dispensers available for personal or commercial purposes. From their touch free foam dispenser to their liquid and spray options, you’re likely to find what you need and more when you browse through the catalogue. If you have any questions about which might be the best solution for your needs, feel free to reach out and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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