Ask the experts and chances are they’ll tell you that to ignore a problem with your automatic hand dryers is to guarantee a headache…and a pretty big one at that. According to the experts behind Blow Motion hand dryers, the vast majority of hand dryer users who get in touch to report a problem only ever do so when they’re already facing a pretty comprehensive breakdown. From burnouts to shutdowns to sparks, flashes and fires, it’s rare to hear cries for help from those who aren’t already well past the point of being helpable.
Of course, some might argue that this is all well and good for hand dryer experts, but what about those who don’t know a thing about them? How can the average buyer know when and where the time has come to seek a little help if they themselves aren’t what you’d call experts?
Well, the simple answer is that just like any machine, a powered hand dryer will always give a wide array of warnings when something is wrong – most of which are pretty difficult to miss.
For example, there isn’t a machine in the world that doesn’t emit at least some kind of mild smell during its operation – such is simply the nature of electrical machinery. However, if and when a time should arise when any unusual smell starts making its way out of the machinery, chances are there’s a problem afoot. It doesn’t have to be a particularly strong smell or one that’s unpleasant, as any kind of smell that’s out of the ordinary could indicate a problem. From trapped debris to blockages to filter issues and so on, it could be something very easy to fix that might otherwise become problematic if ignored.
It’s exactly the same situation when it comes to sounds too as you’ll know…or at least should know…what kind of sound your hand dryers make when in operation and healthy. It’s often assumed that the noise a dryer makes will over time change and so it’s not important to keep tabs on such changes when and where they occur. However, more often than not it is not more than a change in sound that highlights the fact that something is either going wrong or about to go wrong. From rattles to buzzing to grinding to excessive noise and really anything else, there’s again every chance it will be an easy fix to carry out, but one that’s 100% necessary to avoid any severe breakdowns going forward.
Everyone will have experienced that pathetic hand dryer in their lives that felt a little bit like being coughed on by an asthmatic mouse. Who’d ever buy a dryer like this? Nobody, of course, which is why you can bet your bottom dollar that any dryer you’ve encountered like this is the result of poor maintenance and the ignoring of manifesting problems. If at any time it becomes noticeable that things are starting to falter in the power and performance department, this isn’t just ‘the way it goes’ and nor is it inevitable. Instead, there’s a reason why performance is down and probably a very simple reason at that, so spare yourself the expense of having to buy new dryers and see about getting things patched up.
Higher Energy Bills
This is a hard one to keep track of, but if at any time you get the impression that your hand dryers are suddenly costing you more to operate than they should, this is almost certainly down to a problem with their operation. It could be anything from a blocked filter to a lack of lubrication that’s causing the machinery to drink in way more power than it needs, which is not only costing you more than it should but could also lead to your dryer’s demise if left unaddressed. If it’s not running efficiently, it’s not running properly, which means there’s something wrong with it.
Last but not least, it’s not like anyone really has the time to take a thermometer to a hand dryer on a regular basis, but on the other hand it should be pretty obvious if and when there’s a temperature problem. It could be that the temperature is too hot, too cold or too inconsistent – really anything that’s out of the ordinary means you have a problem that could do with being addressed. Your choices, therefore being to have it looked at and fixed for cheap now, or ignore it until the point when there’s nothing more to do but replace it entirely – the latter never being the more affordable affair!