Maintaining a hand dryer may not be the first thought for a facilities manager, or cleaning staff, but it’s important to ensure that the hand dryers you have are working correctly and delivering the required service.
Why is it so important for me to maintain my hand dryer?
A public bathroom is a den of bacteria and germs if they are not cleaned and maintained regularly. Something as simple as a dryer left to run itself for a year or more, getting a clogged filter, or losing power can add to the mess and bacteria in a bathroom in the following ways:-
A broken, or poorly maintained dryer means people using the bathroom will grab paper towels, or toilet tissue, increasing mess and wastage.
What should I be looking for when maintaining a hand dryer?
Ideally, before you commit to buying a hand dryer you should do some investigating into the maintenance involved, you can get this directly from the manufacturer distributor. This isn’t always an option as facilities managers often inherit buildings and hand dryers are already installed. You can still hop online, or contact manufacturers with the make and model to find out what the recommended maintenance schedule is.
You can also look at the following:-
Safety is a priority given the mix of electricity and water, so it pays to have your hand dryers included as part of your quarterly, or yearly building safety checks. All electrical units should be tested and tagged by a professional electrician as a minimum requirement, but maintaining your hand dryers can also increase efficiencies.
By regularly maintaining your hand dryers you can reduce electricity costs, bacteria and germs, as well as offering a more comfortable environment for anyone using the bathrooms and your cleaning staff. Maintaining a hand dryer will also increase its usage life with consistent performance, saving you money in the long run!
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