Everybody knows how important hand washing is when it comes to hygiene and health, but nobody seems to care about using a touchless soap dispenser. Weird, because, like everything you touch, even the soap dispenser pump can harbor microorganisms that will latch themselves onto your hand when you pump out the liquid soap that’s supposedly to get rid of them.
In fact, in a hospital or clinic, where hygiene and sanitation are very important aspects, you will see a touchless hand soap dispenser in every sink, as well as a touchless faucet or water jet. It’s even admitted into standard protocol, to minimize recontamination by the hands touching the unsterilized faucet handle or liquid soap pump. Like I said, everything your hand touches has bacteria and other microorganisms in it, so minimizing the things you touch are of utmost importance.
Now, while this protocol is perfectly reasonable for a hospital, should it also be included inside your home? While some or most would scoff at the idea of using something so frivolous, you might want to reconsider, especially if you have a family member who’s prone to getting sick (like a child or an elderly person).
Touchless Soap Dispenser Home Edition
You might be a soap connoisseur. You might be an entire encyclopedia about detergents. You might have Lifebuoy soaps stocked on wholesale, use Dr Bronners soaps exclusively, or even know about the entire procedure of making cold process soaps by heart, but it won’t make you cleaner and more hygienic than every other person who’ve just washed their hands in the sink. Unless you can manage to squeeze out soap from the bottle without touching it with your palms, you can manage okay, but what about your kids, or your elderly relatives, who wouldn’t even be bothered by such trivialities?
You don’t have to have a Lysol touchless soap dispenser to eradicate germs—just a simple touchless foam soap dispenser would do, something that will come as naturally to kids and to the elderly, who are always at high risk of contracting diseases.
This is even more important to houses that have kids, because we all know that kids like to put things into their mouths, and even when they don’t have things with them, just plainly showing their hands and fingers to their mouths. Now, even with a Lifebuoy to use, if the bar’s just sitting on a soap dish marinating on its own puddle of germs, washing their hands is simply not cutting it.
Do yourself a favor and buy one of those touchless soap pumps or dispensers. Or, you can make one yourself, if you know how to rig the soap pump to a foot pedal. If your kids and other family members are used to using that kind of technology for hand washing, it doesn’t matter whether they will find it ridiculous or not. What’s important is that in bringing a hospital protocol into your home, you can make sure that you are doing your best in safeguarding your family from disease-causing germs and bacteria.