The subject of many restroom conversations is the debate over paper towels or air dryers. There are many considerations when deciding what method of hand-drying to install in your facility. Here are a few facts from Georgia-Pacific about the difference between paper towels or air dryers.
Is Bacteria Blowing in the Wind?
A University of Westminster study found that highspeed dryers, like the Dyson Airblade, increase bacteria count on hands up to 42%, and warm air dryers increase bacteria by up to 254%. Paper towels actually reduce bacteria present on hands by up to 77% after washing and drying hands.
Keep the Traffic Moving
Take notice the next time you visit the restroom, especially a busy restroom. There is always a traffic jam by the air dryer, as only one person at a time can dry their hands. It is no mystery that the faster hands can be dried, the better the traffic pattern in a busy restroom.
Paper towels translates into no waiting, no lines, and no dripping. According to Georgia-Pacific, itsenMotion® paper towels dry hands in five seconds, while the airpowered Xlerator® and Dyson Airblade dryers can take 15 and 18 seconds, respectively.
Eliminate Noise Pollution
Air dryer sound levels can be 95db and higher – just like a subway train at 200 yards. Noise pollution in the restroom easily drifts into common areas, disturbing activities adjacent to the restroom. The enMotion® automatic touchless dispenser is only as noisy as a normal conversation.
Save Money With Paper
Paper towel dispensing can save money over time… call Banner Systems to find out the math on how you can increase your bottom line.
People Prefer Paper
To settle the restroom debate, a study on washroom product preference reflected an incredibly impressive 79% of people prefer paper towels to air.