4 benefits of recessed hand dryers


Not a new phenomenon in the hand dryer world yet becoming more and more popular is the recessed variety of hand dryer.  There are some really good performing dryers in this category.  The recessed hand dryer has many benefits, below some of these are highlighted.

1. Creating Space

People are getting bigger and washrooms are getting smaller, which means that maximising space in this location is a necessity. With only small projections extending from the wall cavity, some around 2cm, you are looking at significantly reducing the amount of the hand dryer that enters the washroom space.

Not only is this a positive for room space the hand dryer takes up, it also enhances safety in the washroom. A hand dryer that protrudes a long way from the wall in a tight washroom could be a hazard waiting to happen, with the potential of bumping into the machine. It has also been noted before that school children like to hang from a hand dryer in a school environment if they can get away with it!

2. Reduces cleaning and slipping hazards

This type of hand dryer is loved by health & safety and domestic teams. They come with their own wall protection. Usually for this type of protection of walls beneath a hands under dryer, you need to purchase a separate splashback plate. By placing the hands inside the cavity all the drying action occurs in there.

Rather than water ending up running down the walls or straight onto the floor, some models include a tray at the bottom of the recess to catch the water. A slipping hazard is minimised due to this.

In some locations you will also find that certain individuals like to use the top of the hand dryer as a shelf to leave rubbish. The recessed hand dryer removes the temptation of this.

3. Reduces vandalism

A protruding object in any room has an increased chance of being maliciously damaged. Punched, kicked or pulled off the wall, we have seen them all. Recessed hand dryers get left alone in this respect.

4. Improves aesthetics

A recessed hand dryer with its panelled finish, looks great in any washroom. Some literally look like just a sheet of steel section on the wall.

Accessories and further options

A number of other washroom equipment come in a recessed style. These include soap dispenserstoilet roll holderspaper towel dispenserscombination units and baby changing stations

It may also be interesting to note that there are a range of slimline hand dryers available as an option if you need something that is minimal depth, yet doesn’t need a cavity creating.  These can be viewed here


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