Portable Soap/Sanitizer Dispensers by Bradley

If you want to maintain a healthy, hygienic environment in your building or facility, it’s important to always have high quality soap dispensers and hand sanitizer dispensers throughout it. This article focuses on dispensers made by Bradley, one of the leading washroom equipment manufacturers in the world. We will also discuss the kind of soap you should use in your dispensers. Finally, we will introduce you to Bradley’s portable dispenser stand.

Equiparts carries three types of Bradley soap/sanitizer dispensers. Their large capacity and durable construction make them ideal for commercial environments with heavy traffic areas. They can be mounted on a wall, or used on Bradley’s portable stand. Each dispenser is constructed of heavy gauge stainless steel with a brushed finish. They have 27oz. reservoirs, vandal-resistant filler hole covers, and sight gauges. They are easy to fill and refill. The differences between the three dispensers involves the type of soap or sanitizer they dispense, the method of dispensing, and the type of batteries required.

6A Series Diplomat Soap/Sanitizer Dispenser

Bradley 6A Series Diplomat Soap/Sanitizer Dispensers

Part #17381
Vertical Stainless Steel Sensor Liquid Soap / Liquid or Gel Sanitizer Dispenser

This model dispenses LIQUID soap and LIQUID or GEL sanitizers. The liquid hand sanitizer used in this unit must be 70–95% ethanol solution. This model is powered by 3 “C” batteries.

Part #17382
Vertical Stainless Steel Sensor Foam Soap / Sanitizer Dispenser

This model dispenses FOAM soap and sanitizer. It is powered by 4 “AA” alkaline batteries.

Part #17383
Vertical Stainless Steel Sensor Liquid Hand Sanitizer Spray Dispenser

This model dispenses LIQUID sanitizer as a SPRAY or MIST. It accommodates bulk 70–90% ethanol solution sanitizers. Uses 4 “AA” batteries.


Choosing the Right Soap/Sanitizer for your Dispensers

It’s important that you choose a good quality soap or sanitizer for your dispensers so that they function properly, and last a long time. If you are using soap in the dispenser you select, there are two important factors to consider when selecting the type of soap you will use: viscosity and pH level.

Viscosity is a measure of how thick the liquid is. For Bradley soap dispensers, the viscosity of your soap should be between 100 cps (centerpoise) and 2500 cps. If you use a thinner soap, users may perceive it as watered down, and take more than they really need. If the soap is too thick, it inhibits the flushing action of the valves, and allows the soap to congeal in the valve, causing clogs.

The pH, or acid level, of the soap you use in a Bradley dispenser should be in the range of 6.5 to 8.5. More acidic soaps (pH levels lower than 6.5) will corrode metal parts, and degrade rubber and plastic components. They can also be irritating to the skin. Most cheap soaps, like the pink lotion type, have low pH levels, and will eventually cause valve failure and metal corrosion. Base soaps will cause swelling or degradation of rubber and plastic parts, and also cause skin irritation.

In general, any soap that has viscosity and pH levels in the range recommended above will work fine in Bradley soap dispensers. PCMX and Isopropanol will also work fine. For sanitizer, be sure to adhere to the ethanol percentages specified per each unit (listed above).

A note on maintaining your soap dispenser: It is important to clean your soap dispenser valves periodically to keep them in top working order. At the very least, hot water should be pumped through the valves to clear out any soap residue. Ideally, valves should be soaked in hot water for 30 minutes, pumping the valve at least 20 times as it soaks. The soap reservoirs should be flushed with hot water periodically as well.


Bradley Sanitizer Dispenser Stand

Clean hands are an important part of health and hygiene. But soap and water aren’t always easily accessible, and sometimes not available at all in some areas.  Also, a dispenser is often needed in an area where no wall or counter is available, which renders a wall-mounted dispenser useless. That’s why Bradley’s new portable sanitizer dispenser stand can be a valuable asset in keeping your employees and patrons safe.

Part #17384
Hand Sanitizer Dispenser Stand

A hand sanitizer dispenser stand designed for a seamless integration of Bradley 6A Series Diplomat Sanitizer Dispensers.

It is free standing, and is easily moved to a convenient location, or wherever it is needed. The stand is constructed of 11-gauge stainless steel, making it strong and sturdy. The rounded corners on the square base provide a safer experience for users and anyone transporting the stand. Rubber feet on the base prevent the stand from sliding and scratching floors. The drip tray helps to keep floors clean and safe. Installation is easy, and minimum assembly is required. The Bradley portable soap/sanitizer dispenser stand is designed to accommodate Bradley’s 6A Diplomat Series of gel and foam soap/sanitizer dispensers (shared above), but the universal mounting plate also makes it compatible with dispensers made by other manufacturers.

Below is a list of locations where the Bradley Portable Sanitizer Dispenser Stand would be very beneficial:

  • Near entry and exit doors
  • Cafeterias and food courts
  • Classrooms
  • Office spaces
  • Conference rooms
  • Waiting rooms
  • Lobbies
  • Fitness centers
  • Store aisles
  • Recreation areas
  • Outside of restrooms
  • Near checkouts
  • Near elevators
  • Parking structures
  • Manufacturing shop floors

To order Bradley 6A Series Diplomat Soap/Sanitizer Dispensers and/or Portable Sanitizer Dispenser Stands, just give Equiparts a call! Our product specialists will be happy to help you. Stay safe and clean with Bradley soap dispensers and sanitizer dispensers!

Urnex Commercial Cafe and Ice Machine Cleaner

New at Equiparts! We’ve added two new commercial cleaning products that we think every facility with ice machines and cafe equipment should have. The two items we feature here are Complete Cafe Equipment Sanitizer and FREEZ ice machine cleaner. Scroll to the bottom of the article to see prices. You can also download the Product Spotlight PDF’s we’ve made! You can then share these exciting new commercial cleaning products with your fellow employees, purchasing department, and anyone else who might need them.

Urnex Cleaner Products

Both of the commercial kitchen equipment cleaning products we share in this blog post are made by Urnex, a manufacturer of commercial kitchen cleaning products specifically for beverages with a primary focus on coffee. Urnex was founded in 1936, and has been providing Urnex cleaner products for over 75 years. Equiparts is excited to distribute Urnex products to our customers now, and help supply your patrons, students, and fellow employees with better-tasting coffee and ice throughout your commercial facilities.

FREEZ Ice Machine Cleaner

The FREEZ Ice Machine Cleaner is a cleaning product designed for use on all commercial ice systems. This cleaning product is available as a single 14-ounce bottle (Part #79954E) or a case of twelve 14-ounce bottles (Part #79954).

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) defines ice as food, which means that ice machines need to be cleaned regularly. Ice machines must be cleaned and sanitized at the frequency recommended by the manufacturer of the ice machine, which is about 2 to 4 times per year.

FREEZ Ice Machine Cleaner Features:

  • Nickel safe formula based on citric acid.
  • Each bottle contains 5 cleaning doses.
  • Green indicator dye for safety & proper rinsing.
  • For use on all commercial ice systems as cycle and soak product.

Urnex’s Directions for Use:

  1. 1. Create a solution of 3 oz. of Freez with 1 gallon of water.
  2. 2. Pump through the water distribution system for 10 minutes or as per machine manufacturer’s recommendation.
  3. 3. Purge and rinse the machine with potable water.
  4. 4. Sanitize according to local guidelines.
View FREEZ Ice Machine Cleaner on our website:
Single 14-ounce bottle: Equiparts Part #79954E (select 12 units to order a case.) *Product listing includes link to SDS sheet.

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Complete Cafe Equipment Sanitizer

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Urnex’s Complete Cafe Equipment Sanitizer is the first ever Environmental Protection Agency registered sanitizer specific to the coffee retail environment. It comes in a 30-ounce bottle and contains about 128 uses, when making about a gallon of diluted cleaning solution at a time. This cleaning product is available as a single 32-ounce bottle (Part #79955E) or a case of 6 32-ounce bottles (Part #79955).

This coffee equipment cleaning product makes the coffee from your machines taste better. How, you ask? Coffee beans are oily and create build-up in coffee machines. This makes coffee taste bitter over time. Using Complete Cafe Equipment Sanitizer on & around coffee, tea and other cafe style equipment will not only sanitize the equipment, it will also, as a result, make beverages from those machines taste better. It cycles through auto-frothers, as well as traditional steam wands and steel pitchers, for easy cleanup. The built-in measuring device allows for easy portioning and PPM control.

This sanitizer can be used on the following items:

  • Coffee Urns
  • Coffee Pots
  • Hot Water Dispensers
  • Tea Dispensers
  • Milk Dispensers
  • Ice Machines

Sanitizer to Water Ratio: Use .25 oz. per gallon of water to create a 200 ppm solution.

View Complete Cafe Equipment Sanitizer on our website:
Single 14-ounce bottle: Equiparts Part #79955E (select 6 units to order a case.) * Product listing includes link to SDS sheet.
Complete Cafe Equipment Sanitizer

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Call to order while these Urnex Cleaning Products are on sale for Spring!

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SaniGuard Fogger Commercial Disinfectant Spray

The SaniGuard® Total Release Fogger sanitizes an entire room, vehicle, or area in mere minutes. It’s easy to use fogger spray that gets rid of disease-causing microbes almost instantly.

The SaniGuard Fogger commercial disinfectant spray is the world’s first and only dry on contact spray sanitizer and deodorizer. It has the same kill on contact power of the conventional SaniGuard® sprays. SaniGuard® effectively kills 99.99% of the top 39 germs, bacteria, viruses & fungus in mere seconds. It is safe on any surface, including fabrics & electronics, making it great for use in transportation vehicles. It does not leave any residue behind. Get rid of disease-causing microbes quickly and easily with the SaniGuard Fogger.

SaniGuard Fogger Ingredients and SaniGuard Fogger SDS Sheet

The SaniGuard Fogger ingredients are listed here: Proprietary propellant, proprietary alcohol, isopropyl alcohol, quaternary ammonium compounds, benzyl-C12-16-alkyl dimethyl, and chlorides.

*Note: This information comes directly from the SaniGuard MSDS Sheet. Some of the ingredients are proprietary information (trade secrets), so name and identifier are listed as proprietary. The classification of the material is listed in the composition/information on ingredients chart on page two of the SDS sheet. Click the link to view the full SaniGuard Fogger MSDS sheet PDF.

SaniGuard Fogger Best-Use List

Great for use in:

  • Transportation Vehicles
  • Ambulances, Buses, & Cruisers
  • Eating/Food Prep Areas
  • Dorm Rooms
  • Hotels
  • Nursing Homes/Hospitals
  • Classrooms
  • Showers/Restrooms
  • Locker Rooms
  • Correctional Facilities
  • Stations & Offices
  • Workout Areas/Equipment
  • Holding/Jail Cells
  • Fire Station Living Areas

SaniGuard Fogger is the Best Commercial Disinfectant

Disinfecting areas where people work, play, and eat is important, especially in areas where bacteria, viruses, and funguses are likely to grow. SaniGuard foggers kill the following list of bacteria, viruses, and germs.

EPA Efficacy Kill List

Bacterial Efficacy
Pseudomonas Aeruginosa
Staphylococcus Aureus
Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)
Salmonella Choleraesuis
Brevibacterium Ammonagenes
Chlamydia Psittaci
Enterobacter Aerogenes
Enterobacter Cloacae
Enterobacter Coli
Escherichia Coli
Escherichia Coli (Methicillin Resistant)
Klebsiella Pneumoniae
Klebsiella Pneumoniae (Methicillin Resistant)
Proyeus Vulgaris
Salmonella Schottmuelleri
Salmonella Typhi
Salmonella Choleraesius
Serratia Marcescens
Shigella Dysenteriae
Shigella Sonnei
Shigella Flexneri
Acinetobacter Calcoaceticus
Staphylococcus Epidermidis
Streptococcus Faecalis
Streptococcus Faecalis (Methicillin Resistant)
Streptococcus Pyogenes

Viral Efficacy
HIV-1 (AIDS Virus)
Herpes Simplex-Types 1&2
Influenza –A/Brazil
Influenza –A/PR
Rubella
Hepatitis B

Fungicidal Efficacy
Trichophyton Mentagrophytes
Aspergilis Niger (Mold & Mildew)
Candida Albicans

SaniGuard Fogger Instructions

Directions for use:

Close all outside windows and doors. Use one (1) container for each area depending on which size fogger you are using. Elevate fogger by placing on a stand or table if possible (maximum 2’ off ground). Tilt away from face before activating (container sprays straight up). Press down firmly on the edge of the actuator tab until it locks into place, then set fogger on floor, stand or table. Leave the area immediately after activating fogger. Keep treated area closed for at least 15-20 minutes before returning.

We recommend using the treated room again one hour after treatment was started.

Where to Buy the SaniGuard Fogger

Buy SaniGuard Foggers from Equiparts! We carry two different sizes: the 3-ounce fogger, which is designed to sanitize areas up to 125 square feet (12 x 12 x 8-foot dimensions), and the 8-ounce fogger, which is designed to treat up to 625 square feet (25 x 25 x 8 foot dimensions). Both of these sizes are available in 12 pack cases. See the part numbers below for the various sizes and quantities. Be sure to reference the part numbers when calling to place your order.

SaniGuard Fogger 3 ounce

#60350001
3 oz. SaniGuard Fogger

#60350001CS
3 oz. SaniGuard Fogger (Case of 12)

Saniguard Fogger Disinfectant

#60350002
8 oz. SaniGuard Fogger

#60350002CS
8 oz. SaniGuard Fogger (Case of 12)

Call to Order your Saniguard Fogger Disinfectant Today!

Toll-Free: 800-442-6622
Pittsburgh: 412-781-9100
Mon-Fri 7:30am – 5pm EST

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SaniGuard Fogger Information Sheet

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How to Clean Chrome Plated Flush Valves and Faucets

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Why Flush Valve Polish Doesn’t Exist

You may ask yourself, why can’t I simply buy flush valve polish, or faucet polish to make my flushometer or faucet shiny again? Simply put, chrome plated metals cannot be polished because chrome is an inert or chemically inactive metal. As a matter of fact, using chemicals or rough cleaning techniques on chrome plated fixtures can potentially cause more harm than help. Here’s why: the majority of chrome plated faucets and flush valves have a very thin coating of chrome over their brass body. When maintenance personnel uses harsh chemicals on flush valves and flushometers in an attempt to clean them well, they can actually damage the chrome plating, causing it to become pitted. Likewise, when custodians or maintenance technicians scrub chrome plated fixtures too roughly, they can also damage the finish, in some cases even remove the finish entirely.

Read on below to find out how we recommend cleaning the chrome plated fixtures in your facility.

How to Clean Chrome Plated Flush Valves and Faucets

At Equiparts, we recommend that our customers clean their chrome plated flush valves and faucets with good ole soap and water. Since chrome is a soft, inert metal that does not rust, it does not need any type of polish to make it shine like new. Instead, it just needs the grime, dust, and dirt removed to get it back to its prime.

In Sloan’s Care and Cleaning Instructions in their Repair Part and Maintenance Guide for chrome plated flushometers, they state the following:

DO NOT USE abrasive or chemical cleaners (including chlorine bleach) to clean flushometers that may dull the luster and attack the chrome or special decorative finish. Use ONLY mild soap and water, then wipe dry with a clean towel or cloth.
While cleaning the bathroom tile, protect the flushometer from any splattering of cleaner. Acids and cleaning fluids will discolor or remove chrome plating. 

We recommend wiping down the surface of the fixture with warm, soapy water, then using a microfiber cloth or towel to dry the surface.

Next time you are wondering what you should use to clean your flushometer, or how to make your faucets shiny and like new, remember to keep it simple, and just use soap and water so you don’t cause any permanent damage to your chrome plated flush valves and faucets.

At Equiparts, we carry all of the maintenance and plumbing repair parts, fixtures, and tools you need to outfit and maintain your facility. We carry products from all of the top plumbing and hardware companies and also carry hard to find parts as well. Our staff consists of experts, not order takers. Browse through our website or give us a call 7:30AM-5PM M-F EST toll-free at 800-442-6622.
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• Faucet Units

• Faucet and Shower Repair Parts

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Wipe Off Vandalism Mark Remover

The Wipe Off Vandalism Mark Remover (EC Part # 79643) is a graffiti remover, spray paint remover, marker ink remover, scuff remover, and more, all in one handy 16.5 ounce can. It’s a great item for facility managers, janitors, and building operations managers to have on hand. It removes a variety of media from a multitude of surfaces, and drastically reduces the labor involved in removing those marks. Not only does it remove common vandalism materials like spray paint and marker ink, but it also makes clean up easy for other, less common items like wax based lipsticks and crayons, as well as ink based items like ball point pens. This Vandalism Mark Remover can also remove wear and tear marks like tape residue and scuff marks.

In general, the less porous the surface, the better the Vandalism Mark Remover will work. Example surfaces that respond well to the mark remover include, but are not limited to, the following: baked enamel and powder coated steel, plastic, hard rubber, and porcelain surfaces.

Call to order the Vandalism Mark Remover now at 800-442-6622 Monday-Friday, 7:30AM-5:00PM EST. Be sure to mention the EC Part number (79643) when placing your order. Save/share the Wipe Off Vandalism Mark Remover PDF with your colleagues.

Okeeffe’s Working Hands Hand Cream for Hard Workers

 

O’Keeffe’s Working Hands uses a unique formulation of moisturizing ingredients which are guaranteed to improve dry skin. Contains a high concentration of glycerin which helps draw in and retain moisture. Maintaining healthy hands will not only keep you active, it can help prevent a more serious problem of occurring. If you work with your hands, you’ve got to try working hands!

Features:

  • Instantly boosts moisture levels in skin. Working Hands hydrates the skin with water and glycerin. Glycerin is a humectant which draws moisture to itself at a molecular level causing hydration of the skin.
  • Prevents further moisture loss. The unique formulation traps that moisture with occlusive agents. These highly effective ingredients prevent evaporation of hydrating compounds and water.
  • Creates a protective barrier on the skin’s surface. Unlike other products that can be thin and watery. O’Keeffe’s Working Hands is a thick hand cream which prevents evaporation.
  • Makes skin feel better within days of usage. For best results, Apply hand cream after washing hands, bathing, and also at bedtime. Those are the most effective times to moisturize very dry skin.

Give us a call to purchase Okeeffe’s Working Hands (EC Part #37014) Monday through Friday, 8AM-5PM EST on our toll free number: 800-442-6622 or submit a quote through the O’keeffe’s Working Hands listing on our website.

View or Download the O’Keeffe’s Working Hands PDF to share with your colleagues or friends!

How to Permanently Eliminate the Smell of Urine from Public Restrooms

Have you ever walked into a restroom and smelled urine despite the fact that the restroom has been cleaned? Odor can be due to a multitude of factors, including people missing the toilet and other unsanitary conditions. Unfortunately, it can also happen in clean restrooms.

PB Gone, the Uric Acid EliminatorFor restrooms that aren’t cleaned thoroughly or often enough, the problem may be a buildup of uric acid that is hard to remove. In this instance, we suggest using a cleaning product called PB Gone’, the Uric Acid Eliminator. This specialty cleaning product utilizes engineered enzymes which attack Uric Acid build up and continue to break it down long after it’s sprayed. Another cleaning agent, ‘Urinal Scale Remover’ removes uric acid as well as limescale, calcium, and rust build-up.

What is the problem when a restroom is clean, but still smells like urine?

Restrooms that smell like urine even when they are clean and free of uric acid build-up are most common in men’s restrooms for one reason: Urinals. This problem can be more common in waterfree urinals. There is a Waterfree Urinal Cleanser that can be used to ‘flush’ the urinals of residue from urine.

60800115CS_2Facilities choose waterfree urinals to save money and energy through bypassing the need to flush the urinal every time it’s used. Based on Gentworks survey data collected from hundred of sites, 80% of the monetary savings gained from the installation of water free urinals (view our waterfree urinal selectionwill be due to the reduction in water use. However, the challenge of waterfree urinals is their maintenance requirements.  Improper or infrequent maintenance leads to the buildup of solids in the urinal, which results in bathroom odor. This brings us to our final, permanent solution for ridding your restroom of urine smell while remaining water and energy conscious: introducing the Sloan Hybrid Urinal with Jetrinse technology. Find out how the new Hybrid Urinal by Sloan Valve can save your facility tens of thousands of gallons of water each year while needing little maintenance at the same time with a ‘service purge’ that keeps drain lines clean and free of urine. Learn more about the most innovative urinal on the market in our Sloan Hybrid Urinal blog post.

Antimicrobial Solutions for Commercial Facilities

Saniguard Total Release Fogger 8 ounce Aerosol CanEquiparts offers a range of antimicrobial products and pre-treated antimicrobial repair parts.

Sickness and lack of hand washing make restrooms and classrooms a breeding ground for microbes. Surface bacteria can double every twenty minutes on an unprotected surface. To combat the growth of bacteria and the spread of disease, Equiparts offers an assortment of antimicrobial products including antimicrobial chemicals, such as foggers, sanitizers, and sprays, pre-treated antimicrobial plumbing parts, such as faucet handles, complete faucets, and pre-rinse units, and pre-treated antimicrobial miscellaneous parts like grab bars, ice scoops and holders, soap dispensers, switch plates and push/pull plates.

Saniguard Total Release Foggers are a quick and easy way to fight the battle against bacteria and disease. You can sanitize an entire room in just minutes! Perfect for offices, hospitals, nursing homes, schools, restrooms, dorm rooms, hotels, and more! Saniguard Foggers are available in individual 8oz. and 3oz. sizes, as well as case quantities of 12. The 8oz. Fogger treats up to 625 sq. ft in one application. The 3oz. Fogger treats up to 125 square feet. Keep your building healthy, and order Saniguard Antimicrobial products today!