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Cleaning Processes for Hand Dryers

Modern hand dryers are an important part of the hygiene process for users, but they too need to be cleaned regularly to prevent the spread of germs and to ensure that they are working correctly.  The use of antibacterial materials in the manufacture of Mitsubishi Electric Wave hand dryers means that germs cannot grow on them which simplifies the cleaning process, and the no-touch automatic hand dryer operation means that users do not usually need to touch the exterior which keeps it looking clean.

What parts of a hand dryer need to be cleaned

To keep your Mitsubishi Electric Wave hand dryers clean, you need to take care of the following:

On the i01 model, some water is captured during the drying process, and the following additional cleaning is required:

  • The drain pipe
  • The drain tank

Cleaning Your Hand Dryer

As with all electrical appliances, it is important to turn off the electrical supply prior to cleaning.  This is done safely by turning the ground-fault connect circuit to “off”.

Because the antibacterial properties of the casing of the Wave range is integrated into the material in the form of silver ions that stop bacterial growth, the external surfaces of the Mitsubishi Electric Wave hand dryer can be cleaned using any cleaning products that are labelled as “safe to use on plastics”.  Avoid using any alcohol-based cleaners, particularly on silver appliances as this can damage the surface.  You should also avoid the following:

  • Solvents including benzene
  • Antiseptics
  • Cleaning fluids containing acids including Citrus and other plant based acids
  • Mould removers
  • Chlorine or alkaline based detergents

To preserve the finish on the hand dryer, you should avoid using any abrasive cleaning liquid or scouring pads when cleaning.  Use a cloth to apply and remove the cleaning liquid and rinse to remove any residue.

The sensors which detect the hands of a user should be cleaned at least weekly to ensure that they do not become obscured.

The air filter should be removed from the hand dryer to clean it. Start by tapping the filter over a bin to remove any loose dust, and then use a vacuum cleaner to remove any remaining dust trapped inside the filter itself.  If the filter is particularly dirty, it can be rinsed with warm or cold water before being allowed to dry and reinstalled.

On the i01, you will also need to empty and rinse the drain tank.  This needs to be done before it is full to prevent spillage.  Once emptied, simply rinse the tank and lid before replacing in the dryer.

A drainage pipe connects the drying area with the tank and is accessible via a removable panel on the side.  Wipe the exterior of the pipe and ensure that there are no blockages.

Find Out More

To find out more about the Mitsubishi Electric Wave range of low maintenance hand dryers and learn more about how our engineering heritage helps to create a more reliable solution for your needs, please contact us to arrange a demo.

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