How to save money and cut waste in your public washroom

For businesses looking to save money and reduce waste in their WC facilities, then hand dryers are the solution, says Andy Dukelow, Director of Sanitaryware Supplies Company.

Savings can be dramatic. A bathroom averaging 200 uses a day would expect to spend anywhere between £750 – £1200 a year on paper towels. However, hand dryer running costs are just £60 a year.

And, with hand dryers costing from as little as £86 at Derbyshire-based Sanitaryware Supplies Company, the initial lower outlay for paper towel dispensers can be offset within the first couple of weeks of use.

The benefits don’t stop there. Swapping paper towels for a hand dryer means that a number of issues are also removed – environmental issues with the constant flow of paper, toilet blockages and the disposal of the used towels.

Hand dryers tick the boxes of the three key factors people look for in a public toilet – design, functionality and cleanliness.

Recent design modifications, now mean there is a hand dryer suitable for virtually every setting, including rail carriage toilets.

The Rail Hand Dryer, developed by Sanitaryware Supplies Company in collaboration with Train Bits and More Ltd (TBM) and Stream Hygiene, is the first and only hand dryer suitable for rolling stock applications.

It has been modified to run at 550w, half the power of the next lowest hand dryer on the market, which means it can operate efficiently in spite of fluctuating power levels onboard trains.

The UKAS-accredited hand has also been awarded the European Standard (EN) for emissions and immunity and designed to meet the needs of UK train operators.

Andy Dukelow, Director of Sanitaryware Supplies commented on the new hand dryer: “The issues that come with hand towels in public toilets are frustrating and can cause major expenses for a company.

“If any public toilets close, it can be a serious problem. However, if train operators have to close toilets, it can open up a whole host of issues. The low wattage Rail Hand Dryer is the ultimate solution and will not only save you money but will help the environment too.”

From 2019 all rail franchise holders will be required by the Department for Transport to operate trains with retention tanks, to be emptied in rail depots, as part of their contracts by the end of the decade. The use of hand dryers rather than paper towels in train toilets could reduce the risk of blockages and over flows within the tanks.

To find out more about the range of high quality hand dryers and the unique Rail Hand Dryer available at the Sanitaryware Supplies Company, please visit our online shop here or give us a call on 01157 842769.

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