Benefits of Air Dryers in Combating COVID-19

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Benefits of Air Dryers in Combating COVID-19

The Air Dryers from Williams Direct Dryers offer an important step in helping fight the COVID-19 outbreak. During the outbreak, its important to keep your hands, high touch surfaces, and your gear as clean and dry as possible. Our dryers provide an important step of circulating air to effectively dry all parts of your gloves, boots, and other gear. A dry surface is easier to sanitize with approved cleaners.

Rest assured, the main transmission of the virus is person-to-person. This is through droplets from one nose or mouth going to another persons eyes, nose, or mouth. The second way transmission can occur is through surface contact. Fortunately, the risk of transmission through surface contact is lower than person to person transmission.

How Long Does Coronavirus Live on Surfaces?

While scientists and researchers may not know exactly how long COVID-19 lasts on surfaces, it does seem to behave similarly to other coronaviruses. This means that COVID-19 may last on surfaces for a few hours or up to several days (depending on temperature and humidity of the environment).


Best Practices for Hygiene During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Wash Your Hands:

One of the first tips from the CDC is to wash your hands. Make sure to wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. It is also a best practice to wash your hands before putting on gloves or other frequently used equipment to reduce the spread of the virus.

Increase Ventilation:

Another tip from the CDC is to increase ventilation. This can be done by opening a window or adjusting the air conditioning. These steps might apply to your car or home, but what about your gloves, boots, and other work equipment? With Williams Direct Dryers, our Air Dryers can provide targeted ventilation for harder to reach areas like the insides of gloves, boots, and shoes.

Keeping Your Gear Dry:

It is important to keep your gear clean and dry during this outbreak. Our Air Dryers provide the best method of care for your boots and gloves. By opting to use a Williams Direct Boot Dryer or Glove Dryer, you are choosing a technology that will effectively dry your garments without any of the wear and tear from traditional washers and dryers. The less moisture present in your gear, the less of a chance bacteria has to grow and spread in moist dark crevasses. By keeping your gloves and boots dry you will then be able to more effectively disinfect them.

Contact us to learn more about the many industries we serve and how our direct driers can meet the safety needs of your company!