Hand Dryers: The Hidden Horrors of Bacteria in Your Bathroom

There seems to be a constant debate regarding hand dryers as sanitary or unsanitary resources for drying your hands in a public restroom. While many corporations and business owners claim that these are the most environmentally conscious alternative to hand towels, experts have challenged this idea with concerns of contaminated air spreading bacteria on to hands in their use. However if there was any doubt about these concerns before, a recent viral Facebook post showing a petri dish full of fungi seems to be putting this debate to rest once and for all.

While many corporations and business owners claim that these are the most environmentally conscious alternative to hand towels, experts have challenged this idea with concerns of contaminated air spreading bacteria on to hands in their use.

While many corporations and business owners claim that these are the most environmentally conscious alternative to hand towels, experts have challenged this idea with concerns of contaminated air spreading bacteria on to hands in their use.

The Proof is in the Petri Dish

After placing an empty petri dish inside of a Dyson Airblade hand dryer for 3 minutes, Nichole Ward of California captured the alarming evidence in a picture. In just 48 hours, the dish was completely full of various tan, fuzzy fungal spores flourishing in the moisture of the contaminated air. Since her original post, the photo has been shared over 530,000 times since the first week of February, inspiring many to return to their use of paper towels.

Fuzzy Fungus, Scary Implications

The only thing scarier than the sight of this fungus is the implication that it carries for what is being released onto your hands as you are using a hand dryer in a public restroom. These fungal spores highlight the potentially dangerous strains of bacteria that may be traveling with you on your hands after leaving a restroom, leading to illness and the spread of disease beyond your business. This is an especially important point to consider during flu season, when more individuals are at risk for serious illness in public facilities.

A Sanitary Solution

In order to avoid the accumulation of bacteria and fungus in your restroom, it is best to leave sanitation measures to the professionals with solutions and equipment to properly sanitize your facility. Not only will a professional hygiene service fully sanitize your restroom from top to bottom, but it will also assist your staff in maintaining the facilities with the necessary supplies for customers as well, such as soaps, paper towels, and hand sanitizers. By hiring a professional service, you are upholding a higher standard of sanitation for your business by ensuring that the restroom in your business well maintained for comfortable, everyday use, keeping both your customers and your team healthy throughout the year.

Restroom Sanitation With Enviro-Master

Enviro Master is the expert in the Mid-Atlantic area – get a free restroom evaluation. Owner Neil Middleton is determined to promote great restroom hygiene. Enviro Master Services has been listed as one of the Top 50 New Franchises by Entrepreneur Magazine. Now servicing the entire DMV area. We kill the germs that kill your business.

If you’re looking for a solution to your dirty, nasty, odor filled-restrooms, contact us, 443-472-2748. We look forward to hearing from you. Make sure you follow us on Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, and Twitter for more information and updates from Enviro-Master of Mid-Atlantic.

 

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