Hand Dryers and the spread of bacteria
Over the past few years, government messaging has stressed the importance of hand washing as a key part of disease prevention. Cleaning hands removes most of the germs that can spread infections and helps to stop the spread of infection from one person to another, using modern hand dryers can help stop germs from spreading.
The importance of good hand washing and drying
After using the bathroom, it is vitally important to wash your hands correctly. Bathroom surfaces can be home to a variety of bacteria including COVID and e-coli that can be picked up and then transferred to other places. By washing your hands before leaving the bathroom, you can remove most germs.
In hospitality venues such as restaurants and bars, the importance of good hand hygiene is widely accepted and good practices are followed by all staff, but in other situations including offices and schools, people may be in more of a rush and not wash their hands fully.
Drying your hands properly after washing is equally important. Hand dryers help to remove bacteria from the skin that might otherwise be trapped in the droplets of water left after washing.