Hand Dryers for Schools | Choosing a Hand Dryer

Dec 31st 1969

Choosing a Hand Dryer for a School

At ProDryers, we specialize in dealing with schools and ensuring the best choice is made for the school with hand dryers, restroom accessories and more. It’s important to take note that not all hand dryers are created equal. Each hand dryer has unique attributes that may or may not make it the best fit for a school. Many points should be considered by the school such as the audience, reasons for installing hand dryers, number of units needed, ADA compliance, warranties, and hygiene. And keep in mind, some hand dryers are just better than others. The quality, durability, attributes and performance are not equal among hand dryer brands.

Let’s first consider the audience using the hand dryer. We have sales from all levels of schools from elementary, middle schools, high schools, colleges, universities. We have provided sound solutions for drying hands to every type of school imaginable from private to public. We even handle pre-schools and daycare centers. The answer isn’t always clear online as the choices can be confusing. Rest assured, you have reached the top national supplier of hand dryers with true expertise that goes much further than empty claims. We have 3 warehouses and stock many models by the hundreds. Please call us at 888-50-DRYER now and we will discuss your exact needs in depth so we can provide the best solution possible. We are true experts in school hand dryers and we’ll save you hours of trying to understand each model. The age of the students, they type of school, the amount of students in the school, the design of the restrooms, budgets and more will change our recommendations.

We are not the type of company looking to sell you the most expensive unit either. Our #1 goal is to provide a solid solution to our customers. For example, let’s say you are installing hand dryers to an elementary school. These students can range from timid to more aggressive in nature but all have tiny hands. In this case, you could opt to go with a fast hand dryer with an adjustable motor so the sound can be reduced to a quieter operation offering a gentler approach to the child. We may suggest a smaller, less intimidating hand dryer. And we may suggest one that dries in 25 seconds opposed to 10 even though it’s a less expensive model. Why? Because children in an elementary school don’t need hand dryers that scare them or blow air at speeds of 200+ MPH. We have found much more success with something around a 20-25 second dry time in this situation. High schools are a complete different scenario. We’d likely suggest a powerful 10 second dry time such as the Xlerator hand dryer by Excel Dryer or the ExtremeAir by American Dryer. High school students are in a hurry between classes and need to get in and out of the restrooms quickly. There’s little need to worry about noise levels in most cases unless the dryers are being installed near libraries, in offices or the like. The Dyson Airblade V, Dyson Airblade Tap, or Dyson AB14 Airblade dB may be potential choices in some cases. The type of school could also have an impact on the best choice for the restroom. Religious schools and churches may install hand dryers where noise would be a concern. Busy colleges and universities would be less likely to have noise concerns and would normally rather focus on dry time. Whatever the case, each school has unique circumstances and can benefit from different attributes of a hand dryer.

Why is the school looking to install hand dryers? What are the goals? Are old units being replaced or is paper towel being removed altogether? Is vandalism with paper towel a reason the school is converting to dryers? Are students flushing paper towels down the toilets? Are maintenance issues and costs a factor in the decision? Chances are, more than one of the above is a question all schools are faced with. All of these questions drive the process of choosing the best hand drying solution. It’s also quite probable that the school is faced with a budget. Often a purchasing agent may believe a specific hand dryer is out of price range. Remember, the #1 goal at ProDryers is to provide solid solutions. That very well may mean we can provide a high quality dryer at a price lower or close to the price of a less expensive unit. Why? We’d rather see our customers happy so we’ll often work with our customers to get them the very best unit possible. Remember, we have 3 warehouses and stock our top models by the hundreds which gives us the absolute best pricing. We supply other distributors and ship their orders right from our warehouses. So in the case of schools, we may be able to work out pricing within the school’s budget while providing rock solid technology. We have built up relationships with major manufacturers over the past decade yielding us superior pricing and a trusted reputation nationally as a leading if not the leading hand dryer supplier in the United States.

One last point we’d like to make is hygiene and the spreading of germs throughout schools causing serious illnesses such as influenza (even H1N1) to mild colds. We have solutions with HEPA filters that kill 99.97% of all bacteria in the air before it is blown onto the hands. However, recent hand drying technology by American Dryer may be the best solution to reducing the spread of 99.6% of germs and bacteria throughout the schools. Consider the technological breakthrough, the new American Dryer ExtremeAir CPC. The Revolutionary new Cold Plasma Clean ExtremeAir CPC, it sanitizes hands and surrounding air! "The air is warm, the technology is cool". CPC kills germs on the surface of your hands and the surrounding air while drying them with warm air. CPC technology is a solid-state, maintenance-free solution. There are no expensive filters, chemicals or labor. Cold plasma or bipolar ionization is nature’s way of cleaning the air and killing germs. High levels of ionization are found in the fresh air breeze off the ocean or on top of a mountain. CPC technology is natural and safe. The Cold Plasma Generator inside the eXtremeAir® uses steady-state positive and negative discharge points to split water molecules in the air into oppositely charged hydrogen and oxygen ions. These ions in turn break down gases to harmless compounds commonly found in the atmosphere. Air is made up of millions of molecules, including harmful gases, fibers, mold, bacteria, and viruses. CPC technology breaks down harmful pathogens into simple, safe, naturally occurring molecules.

CPC technology is proven to kill harmful pathogens including E.Coli, C. Diff, Staph, MRSA, and TB. Testing has been done independently by EMSL Labs, an Elite CDC certified lab. The eXtremeAir with CPC technology has also been independently tested for safety by Underwriters Laboratory (UL), passing both the UL867 and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) standards. Proven cold plasma technology has successfully been used to purify the air in commercial buildings since the 1930s. The prestigious Cleveland Clinic, Baylor College of Medicine and Boston Children’s Hospital use this technology to keep the air clean. More recently, cold plasma has been used in the medical industry to treat surgical incisions and kill bacteria in the food processing industry. Today, the eXtremeAir cPc hand dryer has advanced this technology to kill the germs on your hands while you dry them and that means children and students in schools would spread a significantly less amount of germs by simply drying hands with the ExtremeAir CPC Cold Plasma Clean hand dryer. Even when soap dispensers are out of soap, the ExtremeAir CPC still kills 99.6% of all germs on and around hands. This technology kills germs with or without washing hands. In a perfect world, we'd hope students wash hands killing many germs while finishing them off with the germ killing ExtremeAir CPC.

ProDryers is a master distributor of all major hand dryer brands. Some of the brands we carry are Excel Dryer, Dyson, American Dryer, World Dryer, ASI, Bobrick, Saniflow, Palmer Fixture, Mitsubishi and more. Get the absolute best price plus same day free shipping on leading top quality units like the Xlerator, ExtremeAir, Dyson Airblade, and more.