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Benefits of Hand Dryers

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Here at Restroom Stalls and All, we know the importance of a well stocked company bathroom. While cleanliness and amenities in bathrooms are more important in some industries than others, an unclean or badly stocked bathroom will leave a bad impression no matter what kind of business you run. Considering how much the average business spends on marketing and branding, the last thing they want is for those efforts to be undercut by the state of their bathroom. Here, we would like to go over the benefits of one specific item in your company bathroom: hand dryers.

Hand Dryers v. Paper Towel Dispensers

When it comes to hand drying options, it pretty much boils down to hand dryers, paper towel dispensers, or both. If paying for both is not an option for you, then you need to weigh the pros and cons of each. While they both do the job, we believe that hand dryers come out ahead when you consider all of the benefits. These can include:

  • Saving the Environment -- Think about how much use the average commercial bathroom gets on any given day. Multiply that by 365, and then by however many years its been in business. That's a lot of paper towels getting thrown away, likely in land fills. We can all stand to do a little more for the environment that we all share, and switching to an electric hand dryer is just one of the many ways in which to do that.
  • Save on Costs -- We tend to think about paper as a cheap commodity, especially now in the digital age, but when you're using it regularly those costs really start to add up. Using electricity to dry your hands with hot air is a much more cost efficient option over the long run. Although you will likely pay a little bit more upfront, every day your towel dispenser gets used is another days worth of the cost of paper towels you can pocket.
  • Avoid Infectious Germs -- You may have heard a big deal being made about the fact that electronic hand dryers actually have more germs than paper towel dispensers. While there was some truth to this on older models, additions of antimicrobial coatings, HEPA filters, touch free options have made modern hand dryers much cleaner in regards to germ counts.

There is no doubt that in some instances people will prefer hand dryers, like if they are trying to dab out a stain in their shirt, or need to clean up a spill. Many companies stock their bathrooms with both, and you can't go wrong with that option. But if you're looking to save money and have to choose one, it may prove beneficial to choose an electronic hand dryer.

Here at Restroom Stalls and All, we have plenty of electronic hand dryer options for you to choose from. We also carry a host of high quality restroom partitions, as well as many other must-have restroom products. If you have any questions about our products or delivery, please don't hesitate to give us a call today. Our friendly and knowledgeable representatives will be happy to answer any questions you may have.