Foam Soap vs Liquid Soap – which one is better? Foam soap wins on many fronts.
Studies show that foam soap users use 10% less water to rinse off. That means commercial users like airports, schools, office buildings, and hospitals can save on the water bill with significant impact. For every one million washes 14,800 more gallons of water can be saved.
How foam soap works is that is starts as liquid form and the dispenser injects air into the liquid and thus making foam out of it. It generates a lot less liquid in your hand, but it spreads easily, thus giving you the impression that you are using a lot.
It is also easier to clean by cleaning staff as it eliminates drips, stains and clogs. Whatever mess foam soap creates is easy to clean off the wall, counter or floor. Foam soap dispensers provide soap from the top, thus reducing gravity leaks. Less leaking means less countertop cleaning from staff, thus saving time and money.
Just as less water is used with foam soap, so is less soap used. A little goes a long way. It feels like you are using more, but you are actually using less soap than you otherwise would. Foam soap is pre-lathered so users do not have to run water to lather up.
Yes foam soap is slightly more expensive, but it dispenses more doses compared to liquid soap too. So there can be savings here in the long term. Cleaning crews don’t have to replenish them as much.
Not only is there significant water savings, but foam soap just feels better to most people. It provides extended coverage of soap on the hands and then rinses quickly and easy, with little residual mess.
One last thing is to make sure your soap is green. There are now soaps that have no harsh ingredients, fragrance and dye free, and gentle on the skin.