October 01, 2015

Why Choose Electric Hand Dryers Over Paper Towels?

Electric hand dryers have paper towels beat in every major category of comparison. That’s the verdict of countless studies that have compared the two drying methods side-by-side. The results speak for themselves:

  • Modern electric hand dryers dry hands in as little as seven to eight seconds. Compare that to paper towels, which require as long as 30-60 seconds to fully remove moisture. And when the user is through drying their hands, those soggy, germ-laden paper towels will end up in your wastebaskets or overflowing onto your restroom floors.
  • Today’s electric hand dryers cost far less to manufacture and operate than paper towels. Studies show that manufacturing a ton, or 2,000 pounds, of paper towels consumes as much as 500 gallons of water. There are also the environmental costs associated with cutting down trees, transporting them to the paper mill, storing the newly made paper towels for the long-term, cleaning up after they've been used, and sending them to the landfill. Used paper towels are non-recyclable, meaning they will stay in the environment for decades to come, possibly contaminating your local water supply.
  • Scientists have run tests on used paper towels found in public restrooms, discovering all sorts of pathogens, including the germs that cause E. coli, influenza, and other debilitating illnesses. Imagine your restroom filled with germ-carrying used towels spreading disease. That’s the risk you’re exposing yourself and your workers to when you use paper towels.
  • Electric hand dryers are made with a high percentage of recyclable parts. Many years from now, when your new dryers have lived out their life, they will be remade into useful new products. This makes hand dryers a smart buy from an ecological and economical point of view.

As you can see, electric hand dryers are the products of choice for smart facility managers. So browse our site and order your new products today.

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