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A person using a hand sanitizer dispenser, which is an alternative to a portable sink

The Differences Between Hand Sanitizer Dispensers and Portable Sinks

When renting portable sanitation equipment in the Phoenix area, something you’ll need to decide is if you want hand sanitizer dispensers or portable sinks. Think about who will be on-site and using the equipment. Do they prefer soap or sanitizer? Does it matter?

While hand soap and hand sanitizer both result in cleaner hands, science says there is a difference between the two. Read on for details!

Hand Sanitizer Dispenser Info

Hand sanitizer dispensers are commonly used at construction sites and the entrances of public buildings, grocery stores and, of course, medical facilities.

Hand sanitizer dispensers allow users to get rid of germs by killing them. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends using hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

A primary benefit of hand sanitizer is that it’s quick and easy to use. It just needs to be applied and rubbed all over the hands until they’re dry. No additional resources like water or paper towels are required!

Portable Sink Info

Portable sinks are essential wherever food is prepared and served. This includes weddings, festivals and similar celebrations. This is because for many outdoor activities, soap and water are required.

In addition, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) require farms to provide workers with proper sanitation solutions to prevent crops from becoming contaminated. The guidelines state that all employees must wash their hands before beginning or returning to work and that all portable toilets in the field must also have soap and potable water nearby, which portable sinks provide.

The soap and water from portable sinks enable the user to wash germs away, along with any dirt or debris on them. The CDC reports that handwashing is the most effective way to reduce the number of microbes on the hands. Soap and water are also the best options to combat harmful germs such as norovirus.

For many renters, the preference is to provide portable sinks because of their germ-fighting effectiveness and because they are viewed as a slightly higher-end amenity compared to a hand sanitizer dispenser. This is especially true with the heated portable sinks. The chief benefit of a heated sink is that it satisfies the warm water handwashing requirements of health departments that monitor the food service industry.

Choose with Confidence

So, after reading this article, what’s it going to be? Hand sanitizer dispensers or portable sinks? Either way, good hand hygiene can be achieved. It’s just a matter of preference and the needs of the user.