The Benefits of Sensor Hand Dryers

The Benefits of Sensor Hand Dryers

What is a sensor hand dryer?

Hand dryers have come on leaps and bounds in the past decade. No longer are you stood waiting an eternity for your palms to dry, todays models can dry your hands in mere seconds and use little energy while doing so. A sensor activated hand dryer means that it is operated simply by placing your hands in the drying area. An infra red beam will be broken which turns on the machine and gets those fingers and thumbs dry quickly – so no more wiping on your trousers.

Types of sensor hand dryer

There are two main types of sensor activated hand dryers on the market and they focus on where the user places their hands. Some are of the traditional design, placing your hands beneath the machine with air being blown down onto them. Another style of machine is where hands are inserted from the top, down into a void – similar to how you’d place bread in a toaster.

Why choose a sensor hand dryer?

Some choose sensor hand dryers for their environmental benefits. Unlike paper hand towels, which need replacing daily, generate waste and take resources to produce, efficient electric hand dryers make short work of removing moisture from hands with very little upkeep. Partnered with green energy supply, and you can significantly reduce the footprint of your company’s washrooms. With no hand towel replacement, cleaning and maintenance of your washroom is also made quicker and easier. High performance hand dryers can also improve the flow of users in your washroom, which can be useful in high traffic environments like motorway service stations, train stations and airports. Things to bear in mind You’ll need electricity brought to the location you plan to install your hand dryers. Models like the Dyson Airblade are reliable, durable and very popular in the commercial environment, but don't overlook other models that offer the same benefits without the well-known brand name.

Hidden benefits

Because users don't need to physical touch sensor hand dryers to operate them, it reduces the spread of dirt and bacteria. This means less cleaning and maintenance, and healthier staff and visitors. Partnered with sensor taps, soap dispensers and flush kits, you can significantly improve hygiene in the workplace.

If you need some more help and advice on which tap options might be best for your business, contact one of the Commercial Washrooms team on 01202 650900.

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