This week, The Guardian published an article on the battle between the mighty blade style hand dryer and paper towels in public washrooms and workplaces.
The article stems from a recently published piece of research from The Journal of Applied Microbiology. They focussed on the comparison between a warm air dryer, a jet air dryer and paper towels. The results suggest that the blade-style dryer spreads germs further than either the standard warm air dryers or paper towels.
“60 times more germs than standard air dryers, and 1,300 times more than standard paper towels.”
Warm Air Hand Dryers
At Nexus Hygiene Ltd, we prefer our standard warm air dryers over the blade style models and paper towels. We have found during our extensive research and testing, performance and maintenance levels of the warm air dryers far surpasses the blade-style drying systems. Paper towels are an acceptable form of hand drying in public washrooms but produce waste in large volumes. They also require constant monitoring for topping-up and storage.
Our serviced warm air hand dryer are the most economical method for washrooms. There is no requirement for the refreshing and monitoring of paper towel stocks, emptying any blade dryer reservoir or cleaning up water spillages from the floor or wall areas. The surface area for fitting is also small and less intrusive than a blade-style dryer.
Overall, we feel warm air hand dryer produces the best solution for washrooms. The dryers are both hygienic and economical. Other benefits include minimal-to-no intervention needed by businesses in-between our service visits.
*Nexus Hygiene Ltd is a family-owned hygiene service company, based in Preston, Lancashire. We are specialists in washroom services, including: Sanitary Bin Service, Air Fresheners, Warm Air Dryers, Water Management Services, Hygiene Vending, Sanitiser Service , Soap Dispensers and Dust Mats.
Our Areas of Coverage include: Accrington – Blackburn – Blackpool – Bolton – Burnley – Chorley – Cleveleys – Colne – Fleetwood – Garstang – Lancaster – Leyland – Lytham St Annes – Morecambe – Nelson – Preston – Skelmersdale – Wigan