OF COURSE, effective dispensing of paper is the most important feature of a toilet paper dispenser, but in the sometimes brutal environment of public-access rest rooms other issues can be almost as important.
A dispenser that cannot withstand repeated attempts of destruction will have to eventually be replaced. The cost of replacement will not only include the price of the replacement unit itself, but the cost of removal of the damaged dispenser,and installation of the new unit as well.
A significant percentage of the public like to steal toilet tissue. But the expense of pilfered toilet tissue is not the only cost of inadequate dispenser security. More frequent servicing also adds to the cost. But one of the biggest problems of an insecure dispenser occurs when rolls are maliciously stuffed into the toilet itself. The problem compounds when the toilet is flushed, and the drain is clogged.If the clog is not detected immediately, and corrected, further attempts of use will create a very unpleasant and expensive situation!
SURVIVABILITY - Built from 1/4" AND 3/16" thick 304 stainless steel alloy,these dispensers have survived in busy highway rest stop installations for over TEN YEARS and counting, WITHOUT NEED OF REPLACEMENT!
SECURITY - These rugged LOCK-BAR Dispensers deter users from pilfering rolls, or removing rolls for malicious purposes. In one application, after replacing the dispensers in an ocean side rest room with the LOCK-BAR design, the attendant reported a reduction of paper loss from 76 rolls to about 7 rolls per three-day weekend!
MAINTENANCE - The STAINLESS STEEL DISPENSERS are Tumble-Finished to provide an ANTI-GRAFFITI surface that reduces or eliminates the effects of scratching, or marking with pen or pencil. Any marks with a felt-tipped pen can easily be removed with readily available solvents with no effect to the dispenser itself. Unlike chromed, zinc-plated or painted dispensers, the Solid Stainless Steel Finish will neither chip, crack, peel, flake, or rust. And where the soft plastic dispensers are easily defaced with offensive carved or scratched "messages", the ANTI-GRAFFITI stainless finish will not be affected.
Repeated cleaning, harsh chemicals, constant high humidity, and, especially around seashore locations, salt air can and will contribute to the degrading of the dispenser's appearance. Plastic dispensers can be easily ruined by carving and scratching obscenities into the surfaces. Chrome, zinc-plated, and even our white enamel dispensers can likewise be disfigured. Chips, cracks, scratches, even normal wear can break through the finish and cause unsightly rust, discoloration, and corrosion.