Tips for Choosing Your Next Restroom Hand Dryer

Do you need to purchase a new restroom hand dryer? Perhaps the existing unit has finally succumbed to years of use, or maybe it was damaged. It could be that you’re renovating your restroom and need to install an updated model. Whatever the case, you’ll find that there are many hand dryer options on the market today, and they’re not all the same. Here’s a brief guide to help you choose the right model for your needs.

Speed Matters: While you’ll find standard speed models on the market, they’re not really ideal. Your guests want to get in, do their business, and then get out without spending a lot of time in the process. High-speed hand dryers help them do just that.

Infrared Sensors: Your guests don’t want to touch an on the button to activate the hand dryer. It’s unsanitary. A model equipped with an infrared sensor ensures that all your guests need to do wave their hand under the dryer, and it will automatically turn on.

Filtration: Many hand dryers are not rated for use in food manufacturing and other industries because they blow unfiltered air. A model with a HEPA filter built in is the best choice for any industry where total sanitation is a critical consideration, whether for guests or employees (or both).

Durability: Hand dryers, while affordable, nevertheless represent an investment. You want that investment to last as long as possible. Make sure that the dryer model you choose has a reputation for outstanding durability – look at the length of the warranty on parts, the dryer motor, the dryer body, and more before making your final decision.

ADA Compliant: It is vital that all businesses comply with federal rules and regulations, including those set forth in the Americans with Disabilities Act. Your hand dryers must be ADA compliant, which means if they are positioned in a traffic area, they cannot protrude more than four inches from the wall. If you can only mount your dryer in a traffic area, look for a slimline model that is ADA compliant. To know more, click here.

There you have some of the most important considerations to make when choosing a restroom hand dryer. We invite you to contact American Dryer today to learn more about our high-speed, high-efficiency and ADA-compliant models.

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