Technology has improved every aspect of our lives and continues to do so, day in and day out. During the pandemic, the importance of good health has only been highlighted, and we were reminded that no cost is too great when we want to protect ourselves. Companies still have to make a profit and without cutting any corners can do so, even when investing in the health segment. A few small but incremental changes here and there can make all the difference. Without further ado, let us get started! You will see that it’s easy as counting to one, two, or three!
1. Hand dryers improve hygiene
Damp hands make for ideal breeding grounds for bacteria. When you transfer that to a paper towel, that’s also a biological material, you create an ideal condition for the bacteria to spread and multiply. Add to that the fact that paper bin baskets are not always emptied on time and can have an abundance of paper towels in them, and you can easily see why this is a health hazard. All that biological waste only leads to headaches.
But with a simple bathroom renovation and installing a hand dryer, or several, you make these problems disappear. Hand dryers dry and clean your hands in a second, produce no waste, and the high heat kills any bacteria while depriving them of water. No wastebaskets that are piling up, and there can never be a shortage of hot air like there can be of paper towels that need constant restocking. Also, modern hand dryers are touch-free, so you don’t get in contact with harmful bacteria at all!
2. Hand dryers are cost efficient
With each passing day, hand dryers get more benefits going for them. The longer you use them, the more they pay for themselves and justify the investment. A commercial hand dryer has fewer ongoing expenses. Unlike paper towels, a modern and efficient hand dryer does not require refills or the consistent change of trash bags filled with paper towel waste.
We want to be fair in this comparison and mention that for starters, a hand dryer is more expensive. But it will be cheaper in the long run. What time frame are we talking about here? The initial price starts to justify itself after six months. Operating costs are only the price of a kilowatt-hour of electricity in your area. No employees are necessary to refill it, no constant buying for paper, and no emptying of the trash bin. Just install them and let them do their job.
3. Hand dryers are faster and more efficient
When you open your medicine cupboard, it’s organised in a way to provide maximum efficiency so you can take what you want and leave without much hassle. Similarly, hand dryers accomplish the same. Your employees go in the bathroom, wash their hands, dry them and go about their ways. There is no need to stop, pull out a paper towel, clean and dry and then dispose of them.
Automatic, contactless and reliable hand dryers are there at all times, providing a uniform service. More so when you run out of paper towels, and employees can’t dry their hands. Part efficiency and part saving are reflected in the situation where employees need to use several hand towels to dry. Not only does this build-up cost, but it also takes ups their time.
Hand dryers, on the other hand, are designed to provide a uniform service every time they are used, and on average are more efficient than paper towels. One more thing of importance to note here is that it’s nearly impossible to steal an electric hand dryer, but it’s a piece of cake to steal any amount of paper towels.
Any changes you make at your workplace are always better than none. Improvements come in all shapes and sizes, with some being more impactful than others. With everyone, however big or small, you are making progress towards a more efficient and profitable enterprise. Workplace hygiene has to be spotless and a shining example of work culture at all times. With automatic, electric hand dryers, you are making a positive impact while saving a pretty penny. What more can anyone ask from a single machine? We wish you all the best.