What Makes a Hand Dryer Hygienic?

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Encouraging good hygiene is the main purpose of hand dryers and it’s often the number one factor for people choosing new hand dryers. Good hand hygiene helps to prevent the spread of germs, bacteria, and viruses which consequently reduces the risk of cold and flu outbreaks or more serious illnesses.

Hand drying technology has come a long way in recent years and has developed in a range of ways to improve hygiene. There are lots of features built into modern hand dryers which are killing germs and leaving hands clean and thoroughly hygienic, but you might not know about them all!

Here at Blow Motion we take hygiene seriously and ensure that all of our products have the technology to make them market-leading sanitary hand dryers. Here’s some of what goes into making our hand dryers so hygienic.

Air Filters

Many of our hand dryers have HEPA air filters installed in them to clean the air that is blown onto the hands. HEPA stands for High Efficiency Particulate Air and the technology works by filtering the air of bacteria, trapping contaminants in its fibres. In order to be considered HEPA, an air filter must trap and remove at least 99.97% of particles, this is a significant amount which shows how hygienic our hand dryers are. The air that is being blown onto the hands needs to be thoroughly clean and hand dryers with built in HEPA filters ensure that it is.  

Cold Plasma Technology

Heat is generally thought of as the best option to kill bacteria, however, recent scientific research has found that cold air is actually more effective at removing germs and bacteria, especially cold plasma technology. As we’ve discussed before, cold plasma is used not only in hand dryers but also in medicine to fight infections, diseases, and allergies due to its powerful decontaminating effects. We have many cold air hand dryers as well as the option to switch between cold and hot settings.

Jet Blade Technology

From the point of washing to the point of drying you want any leftover germs and bacteria to be removed as quickly as possible. Hand dryers with jet blades are the best way to dry hands in the fastest time possible. Jet blades are able to scrape water from hands in as little as 10 seconds, so there is no time for nasty germs to fester and thrive! Our jet blade hand dryers also blow the water away from your body to avoid splashing the germs over you.

Wastewater Collection

The way that wastewater is dispersed and collected is also important to hygiene as you don’t want the water to be splashed on every surface of your washroom providing bacteria and germs a wet haven in which to grow. Your entire washroom needs to be hygienic so we are proud to offer hand dryers with wastewater collection trays that can hold around 500 dries worth of water. The tank contains the contaminated water and the viewing window allows you to see when the tank is full and can be emptied hygienically.

Choose Blow Motion For Sanitary Hand Dryers

Many Blow Motion hand dryers have all of these features in one to deliver the most hygienic hand drying experience possible. Browse our range of hygienic hand dryers and order yours today, or alternatively, call us on 0800 002 9678 to find out more about our products.