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Installing touch-free hand dryers in a public restroom greatly reduces the risk of cross-contamination. Ideally, customers use a public toilet, and then wash their hands, but unfortunately neither customers nor employees always wash as thoroughly as they should, so a push-button automatic hand dryer, which saves money and paper, provides another opportunity to spread germs within the public restroom. A touch-free dryer eliminates this opportunity to pass germs. Automatic hand dryers don't need to be cleaned as often as other models, but when they do, be sure your cleaning staff wear gloves to maintain the integrity and cleanliness of the touch-free hand dryer.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|