Are Restroom Hand Dryers or Paper Towels More Sanitary?

Restroom Hand Dryers Paper Towels Sanitary

Building managers may choose to install restroom hand dryers to save on paper costs. But looking at it on a health perspective, do paper towels or hand dryers create more bacteria?

While hand dryers may be the more energy efficient route these days, some studies have discovered downsides to these machines vs. using paper towels to dry your hands.

In fact, one study earlier this year showed when you flush the toilet, the bacteria doesn’t always go down the drain. The bacteria that’s flushed can often make its way all around the room, including the inside of a hand dryer….later to be blown back down on your clean hands.

Yet on the other hand, it’s known we waste 13 billion pounds of paper towels per year in the United States.

Check out the video below to see which method wins on sanitation:

If your building decides to stay with paper towels, but you’re fed up with managing the supply order or you can’t find a steady number to order each time, City Wide can make this problem go away.

By providing a single point of contact for your services and supplies, we are able to cut down on unnecessary channels of communication. Our Facility Services Manager will visit your location regularly during business hours in order to check in. This will also be the point at which we check your supplies to ensure things are never depleted.

Contact your local City Wide today to learn about how our supplies management can make a difference in your building.

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