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Cutting Costs with Touchless Paper Towel and Soap Dispensers

The most popular technologies to hit restrooms in recent years are touchless towel and soap dispensers, yet although the devices provided the public a touch-free, germ-free experience, they were questioned by some building managers who feared they were too expensive to maintain.

That’s a common misperception, but it is wrong: battery-operated touchless dispensers actually reduce costs. In most cases, they pay for themselves within one year.

Touchless Janitorial Supplies Save on Soap

Touchless soap dispensers deliver about 0.9 ml of foam soap but can be set as low as 0.4 ml per dispensation. At those rates, customers use far less soap than if it had been a liquid alternative, even if they go back for a second helping, which is often unnecessary. The amount of foam dispensed, even at lower levels, fills a users hand, and very few find the need to return for more.

Touchless technology enables you to precisely calculate your soap costs for the year up front, and soap costs are typically cut by as much as 20 percent when you make the switch from liquid to foam with a touchless dispensing unit.

Touchless Janitorial Supplies Save on Paper Towels

The same technology can save you money on paper towels. Touchless towel dispensers reduce the amount of paper towels used, and many run on batteries that can last well over a year even in tremendously high-volume areas.

Touchless hand dryers are another effective option for saving on paper towels. These machines activate when users place their hands inside the dryer or underneath its nozzle. You won’t ever have to worry about running out of batteries with these models because they run on electricity.

If you want to create a hands-free experience for your customers, contact Banner Systems today at 1.800.242.1400 to learn more about these and other janitorial supplies that reduce product overuse and prevent cross-contamination.

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