How Wet Clothing And Turnout Gear Can Present A Health Issue
Nobody likes to wear wet clothes, yet often times ski gear, hazmat suits, and turnout gear that have been exposed to water are still drying when it comes time to use them again. There are moments when this seems unavoidable. There are far more important reasons than mere discomfort to make certain your gear is dry before use. Simply put, wet gear is a health issue, and at Williams Direct Dryers™ our warm air electric dryers can help. Our boot dryers and clothes dryers are specifically designed to dry the apparel mentioned above and more, making them healthier to wear each and every time.
Our residential and commercial dryers play a vital role in helping you avoid health issues related to wet gear; issues that are no laughing matter. Did you know that under certain conditions wet damp fire fighting gear can result in injury due to steam burns. Or that wet cold water rescue suits can be the source of blood borne infections? And those two conditions are just the beginning. Wet boots can be a leading source of serious medical problems including Pseudomonas Cellulitis: a severe bacterial infection. With such very real risks associated with wet gear, it's little wonder that our industrial dryers are used the world over.
Our clients include luminaries such as NASA, the military branches of the United States and Canada, and numerous law enforcement, fire service, and rescue units worldwide. Of course that doesn't mean our dryers can't do the job for the average Joe. The same health issues that afflict the above installations effect everyday blue collar workers, skiers and the like as well, which is why our direct dryers are available in residential, commercial, in-locker, and duty gear applications.
Our boot dryers dry from the toughest part of the shoe to dry, the toe, backyard; and rely on forced warm air for the most effective air drying you'll find anywhere. Why is warm air better? Because it holds more water vapor than the cold stuff, accelerating the rate of drying exponentially. And unlike hot air it doesn't damage foot beds or degrade fabric. In fact our dryers offer the choice of warm or ambient air quite literally at the flick of a switch.
Just because a fabric feels dry to the touch doesn't mean that water molecules aren't still bonded to the microscopic fibers. Average room temperature air does not provide enough energy to effectively break this bond between water and fiber in a timely fashion. Thus the need for and effectiveness of warmed air.