4 Great Hand Dryers For The Home
Outlined in an article in The Daily Mail and backed up by the NHS, bathroom towels and mats are probably one of the most unhygienic items in the home.
Why? Because they retain moisture allowing bacteria to breed and are used in the most germ ridden areas of the house; collecting feces and other bacteria substances from the hands, face and body. These bacteria can be spread from person to person as the towel is used by multiple people. Just washing the towel is not enough, you have to do it at the right temperature which is said to be 60 – 90C, to sterilise completely.
Bacteria on bathroom hand towels
How often you should wash your bathroom towel and why has been written here via www.safebee.com in a blog article by Allie Johnson, but the key points are:
- Bacteria populations on a wet towel can double in size in just 20 minutes
- A mouldy towel can cause allergic reactions or skin infections
- You should wash your towel after every use
- If you can’t wash your towel every day, spread out your towel so that it isn’t scrunched up and can air out
- Wash it right
- Make sure everyone in the home has a towel each and only uses that towel
Therefore, could adding a hand dryer to the home be a more hygienic and cost effective way of drying the hands, not to mention a great talking point for when visitors use your bathroom?
What are the best hand dryers for the home?
If you are looking for something that wouldn’t take up too much wall space, provides a relatively fast dry and would complement the décor of any private bathroom then look no further than the Dryflow Slimforce. It’s just 10cm deep and with adjustable settings it is super energy efficient to keep those household bills down. In fact, you can get approx 4166 dries per £1 spent on electricity
View the Dryflow Slimforce product page here
Turboforce Junior PLUS
Low noise and compact, this low energy, fast drying hand dryer comes with some real bonus features including an intelligent heating system and internal UVC cleaning protection. With 4000 dries possible per £1 of electricity used it’s another unit that keeps running costs low.
View the Turboforce Junior PLUS product page here
Dryflow Dryforce PLUS
A bonus feature of the DryForce PLUS is the fact it has a water collection tray. This adds to the already energy efficient and good performance aspects of the hand dryer by making sure your bathroom floor stays dry from any residual water blown off the hands when in use. A bladed air outlet provides fast drying and 3636 dries are possible per £1 spent on electricity.
View the Dryflow Dryforce product page here
Wash & Dry all in one over the sink
For those who are looking for a more luxury item, the scientists at Dyson have invented a unique piece of kit that combines the water tap with a hand dryer. This scrapes moisture off the hands at the rapid velocity you would expect from a Dyson hand dryer. The beauty of the Dyson Tap is it means your hands do not have to leave the sink area to wash and dry. Any residual water goes straight down the sink in rapid time! This product comes in three versions, short, long and wall for ease of locating in any plush bathroom.
In 2020 we are pleased to announce 2 new products in this combination format. These are a smart, highly adjustable hand dryer combination. They are part of a Wash & Dry Station Series which includes an automatic soap dispenser and water tap. Each part of the series can be bought individually or the whole series as one. Therefore you can add any piece to existing accessories or completely change.
Each is available in a deck mounted and wall mounted model. With an effective, fast dry time, these would be a beautifully crafted addition to any home. A sensor tap can also save a considerable amount of water waste in the home.
Bi-Tap Wash & Dry Series
View the Bi-Tap Wash & Dry Series product page here
Tri-Tap Wash & Dry Series
View the Tri-Tap Wash & Dry Series product page here
To view our full sensor tap range please click here
Things to be aware of when looking where to put a hand dryer for the home
It is important to take the IP rating of the hand dryer into consideration when deciding the area of a bathroom the hand dryer is to be positioned. More information has been written about the IP ratings of hand dryers and locations in a bathroom.
Book a demo and samples
We recommend you take advantage of our “book a demo” service where one of our UK wide representatives will come and show you how it works as well as letting you take notice of the noise levels throughout your home. We can also send you out a sample to try, giving you total satisfaction and peace of mind before you commit to buying.
Hand dryer accessories for the home you may wish to consider.
For more information or for help in finding your ideal hand dryer or washroom product, please call us UK offices: North: 0114 3540047 South: 0203 3270448; Eire office: +353 19036387, use our contact us page or visit our main hand dryer category page and use the filers to match your requirements. You can also use our Intelligent Search Tool
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