The Benefits of Washroom Hand Dryers For Your Business
Winning The War Against Wasteful Paper Towels Why hand dryers are the clear eco-friendly and cost-saving option for employers in 2020. The paper towel and the hand dryer were both launched in the early 20th century and have been locked in battle against each other ever since. In 1907, the Philadelphia-based Scott Paper Company created the initial restroom towel, whilst the Airdry Corporation based in New York patented their first drying apparatus in 1922. Although their designs have evolved and multiple other rival brands have created their own variations, the paper towel and the washroom hand dryer are both still mainstays of the public washroom. As we become more eco-aware, it’s clear that the washroom hand dryer is the superior choice of product, but it offers other benefits for employers too. Saving Money An average-sized business using paper towels in shared bathroom facilities can easily spend £2,000 per year on the supply of this material. In comparison, once you’ve committed to the supply and installation of contemporary washroom hand dryers, you could expect to spend around £60 a year in ongoing utility costs. The Cost to the Environment The comparable costs to the environment are far greater though. Paper towels are responsible for significant amounts of waste, particularly if unknowledgeable members of the public choose to flush them down the toilet instead of disposing of them correctly. However, the mass production of paper towels is also a considerable concern as it involves the destruction of trees, use of fossil fuels during the manufacturing process and of course the potential for leaving a carbon footprint when storing, transporting and delivering this type of product from A to B. Conversely, modern washroom hand dryers are designed with the environment in mind. For example, a model such as the Veltia V7 Low Energy hand dryer emits an extremely low level of noise which is ideal in busy workplaces where noise pollution can be a distraction to productivity. With a voltage output of 240V, this uses very little energy yet gets your hands clean in under 12 seconds. As a highly environmental hand dryer, this is fully maintained and guaranteed, which keeps your costs to an absolute minimum. Benefits of Hand Dryers to Employees It may come as a surprise to employers, that hand washing does not appear to be an automatic occurrence after visiting the bathroom. Poor hygiene in your communal washroom environments assists in spreading illness around your workforce. Therefore, it’s important that you take positive action to supply hand dryers to employees to assist in motivating them to rinse thoroughly after using the facilities. Knowing that hand dryers will blitz your hands dry in just a few seconds could be just the encouragement that some employees need to wash properly. Furthermore, wet hands spread disease faster than dry hands, so the rapid action of these top-of-the-range eco hand dryers means that bacteria will be eradicated quickly. The Veltia model is just one of our range of eco-friendly hand dryers, which we’re proud to confirm come from manufacturers who can offer a green supply chain. If you’re making an effort to become more sustainable as a business, then it’s time to ditch the paper towels and invest in washroom hand dryers for your organisation!