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Types of Sanitary Napkins Dispensers

Regardless of what industry your business belongs to or the type of customers you tend to attract, one of the primary responsibilities of any business owner is to provide a reliable vendor for sanitary products and other amenities in public restrooms. Initiatives to break down the barriers of menstruation in public settings have led to an increased usage of sanitary napkins. In order to remain compliant with federal, state, and local ordinances as well as mandates from independent organizations for equality, you should choose the best sanitary napkin and/or tampon vendor for your unique facility. There are many different types of sanitary napkins dispensers, and we will review some of the most common installation requirements, materials, and accessories you should consider before investing.

Accessibility is paramount when it comes to choosing the types of sanitary napkins dispensers your public bathroom will provide. The two most prevalent dispenser types are surface-mounted and recessed. Surface-mounted sanitary napkin dispensers encompass partition-mounted models. These units are preferred for easy installation and are usually centered through a cutout specially ordered or field-cut by an expert. Surface-mounted models are mounted on an accessible wall with four sheet-metal screws at indicated points. Some units may require concealed backing to comply with local building codes in the case of plaster or drywall construction. If your facility features other wall construction, you may require fiber plugs or expansion shields for use with the sheet-metal screws. If the unit you choose projects above the top of wainscoting, you must utilize an aluminum channel or another filler to eliminate the gap between the unit and the finished face of the wall. Partition-mounted dispensers are less common and will vary in installation requirements pertaining to factory-made cutouts, location, and size details. Other types of sanitary napkins dispensers are available in recessed form. If installed through a framed rough wall opening, the minimum recessed depth required for fully recessed installation is five and a half inches. Semi-recessed installation requires a minimum depth of four inches for most models.

Once you’re ready to install your new sanitary napkin dispensers, coordinate with a mechanical engineer to avoid pipes, vents, and conduits. Most types of sanitary napkins dispensers are constructed from stainless steel to resist corrosion, water damage, or other wear and tear. Another important feature to consider is a tumbler lock for security and the safety of your patrons. If you have any questions about this buying guide, please contact today for further assistance.

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