​How to Clean A Glass Soap Dispenser with Metal Pump - The Quick Guide

Posted by Rail19 on May 8th 2018

​How to Clean A Glass Soap Dispenser with Metal Pump - The Quick Guide

How to Clean A Glass Soap Dispenser with Metal Pump - The Quick Guide


One of the best reasons to use a Soap Dispenser is because it's less expensive to buy refills than to purchase new soap in a plastic dispenser. It also looks more elegant sitting on your bathroom counter-top. However, that lovely glass soap dispenser can get dirty over time if not cleaned.

Cleaning the Glass
Cleaning a glass soap dispenser is pretty straightforward. You just need warm, soapy water to get the residue off the bottle. If your bottle is decorative and includes ridges or other hard to reach areas, you can use a small brush to fit in those tiny spaces. Make sure it has soft bristles so that you don't scratch the glass. If your glass is lead free, simply pop it in the dishwasher for a quick sanitizing wash. Just be sure to empty all of the contents beforehand.

A mild dish-washing soap will also work fine with the glass. Just be sure to rinse it thoroughly so that it doesn't leave soap buildup and a filmy residue on your bottle. Shake water from the inside, dry the outside with a hand towel or paper towel to prevent water spots from forming and air dry on a rack. 

Cleaning a Metal Soap or Lotion Pump
Your soap dispenser may come with several options for the metal pump. Stainless steel, copper and chrome are popular choices. Regardless of the type of metal on your soap dispenser, it will require occasional cleaning.

To reduce the chances for clogs and pump failure, use a higher-quality soap that isn't as concentrated. A soap with low pH levels is more acidic and can cause the metal parts to be corroded over time. It also damages the rubber and plastic portions of the dispenser. Make sure you are diluting any soap that you buy concentrated or it is more likely to clog the pump. 

To clean the pump, simply flush your pump with warm water and a bit of vinegar. For stubborn clogs, use a bit more vinegar ; a toothpick may come in handy. Allow it to dry thoroughly before adding soap to the dispenser. It is recommended to flush your pump with warm water once a month ; or each fill up. 

You will extend the life of your pump by maintaining and cleaning your soap pump as recommended. You may find out RAIL19 FAQ + Care Instructions helpful in additional How-to guidance in cleaning your pump. 

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