Posted by Phineas Gray , on Mar, 2015
There are automatic hand dryers for any bathroom, from a small mom-and-pop restaurant restroom to high-traffic facilities. These include places such as rest stops, public bathrooms, schools and sports facilities, among others. If you are looking for the right model of hand dryer for one of these extremely busy restrooms, there are a few features that you should seek out.
Durability and Resistance to Vandalism
Restrooms that get a lot of use obviously need automatic hand dryers that can keep up with the demand. Look for a dryer with a casing made of tough material such as stainless steel or, ideally, cast iron. These materials are resistant to dents, dings and scratches. Furthermore, selecting a model with a heavy porcelain enamel coating will add resistance to vandalism and make cleaning easy. Make sure that the hand dryer you choose is built by a reputable manufacturer and comes with a warranty.
When your restrooms get a lot of foot traffic, slow hand dryers can hold up the flow. Look for models that dry at high speeds so your visitors can get in and out efficiently. Many dryers offer drying cycles of 15 seconds or less. Most models of hand dryers these days come with higher speeds than older generations, so finding a fast-drying machine shouldn’t be a problem.
In order to minimize your utility costs, installing automatic hand dryers that are energy efficient should be another big concern. If your restroom sees a lot of people going in and out, it stands to reason that your hand dryers are going to get a whole lot of use. This can translate into high electricity costs if you’re not careful. Selecting hand dryers with low wattage requirements can save you loads of money in long term savings.
Low Noise Dryers
A final consideration should be how loud your automatic hand dryers are. If you purchase a model with a brush motor that produces 75 decibels of noise rather than a model with an induction motor that produces 70 decibels of noise, it may not seem like a big difference on paper. Take into account, however, the nature of your restroom space and the number of hand dryers potentially running at once. If your bathrooms are large open spaces, noise can bounce around and seem louder than it really is, especially if there are ten dryers going at once.
Automatic hand dryers can help keep your restrooms neat and tidy but there are special considerations for high-traffic bathrooms. Consider things such as durability, speed, efficiency and noise as you choose automatic hand dryers for your busy restroom.