Electric Hand Dryer Maintenance – What’s Involved?

One of the most common and important questions asked by those looking to invest in electric hand dryers is that of how tricky they are to look after. According to the experts behind Blow Motion hand dryers, it’s rare for any new buyer to make a purchase without first asking about upkeep, which of course just makes good sense to question. After all, the last thing anyone shelling out on a shipment of hand dryers wants to face is a mountain of work on an ongoing basis, so what exactly is involved in looking after electric hand dryers?

Daily Cleaning

Well, assuming that the dryer is going to be kept in a bathroom or a similar environment, it will for obvious reasons need the occasional wipe here and there. The reason being that you’ve really no idea just how those using it have been using it, or how clean the hands of its users were at the time of its operation. Even in the case of automatic dryers where no physical contact is needed, the fact that it is housed in an environment where hygiene can be compromised means it needs a good antibacterial wipe from time to time. Head in with a cloth a few times each day and this is usually sufficient.

Deeper Cleaning

It’s also a good idea to give the unit a more thorough clean from time to time – the process for which will vary in accordance with the type of unit you have and its materials. From giving the chrome parts a polish to sanitising plastics and getting rid of any build-up where and when it may occur, you won’t have to do this very often, but it’s a good idea to keep tabs on things just to make sure it all stays in showroom condition.

Filter Changes

If you’re unsure as to whether your hot air hand dryer uses filters, you’ll need to find this out sooner rather than later. The reason being that when filters are in any way compromised or become clogged with dirt, the unit as a whole may be unable to do its job properly. The motor may struggle, quality of hygiene may be reduced and there may even be a very small risk of the machine breaking down entirely – hence why it’s a good idea to know what’s what. On the plus side, if your machine does use filters, then it tends to be one of the easiest and cheapest of all maintenance jobs across the board. Look after your dryers and they’ll look after you for a long time to come.

Calling In the Pros

All of the above represent the kinds of minor tweaks and wipes that can be carried out solo without the need for intervention or advice. However, there will always be times when the only realistic option is to call in the professionals and have them take a look on your behalf. If you buy your dryer from a quality supplier and a well-known brand, chances are it will come with a long-term guarantee that will cover the vast majority of breakdowns. If not, you’ll need to find yourself a quality repair company to help you out, being sure to tick the following boxes before making your final decision:

  1. Fixed Price Callouts – First up, be sure to ask for a concrete price in terms of how much they will charge you for the initial callout, as opposed to just a vague estimate. Callouts and consultations should be charged at a fixed rate.
  2. Accurate Quotes – It’s also important to ensure that you are given a fixed and concrete quote for any repairs that need to be carried out, not simply an estimate that can change without notice.
  3. Feedback – Take a quick look into the background of the repair company you’re considering hiring in order to find out if they are all they’re cracked up to be. See what others have had to say about them prior to taking them on.
  4. Guarantees – More often than not, all repairs and work carried out can and should be backed with the same kinds of guarantees you’ll have been provided with when buying the dryers in the first place. If this isn’t the case, don’t go any further ahead.

With just a little TLC every now and then, there’s no reason why a good hand dryer cannot go on doing what it does best for years, maybe even decades on end.