Celebrate National Custodial Workers Recognition Day

A behind the scenes and often thankless job, custodians are the backbones of our workplaces, schools, hospitals, entertainment venues, and more. October 2nd is National Custodial Workers Recognition Day, which encourages appreciation for the individuals who keep the spaces we work, learn, heal, and play in clean and sanitary.

While the COVID-19 virus raged around the world, custodians worked tirelessly to maintain a new level of cleanliness. A great way to thank them for their hard work is to make their job a little easier by installing an XLERATOR® Hand Dryer. Our hand dryers eliminate the need for paper towels and require very little cleaning or maintenance.

Eliminate Paper Towel Waste

Paper towels can cause headaches for custodians, especially  in high-volume spaces like sports arenas, concert venues, and theme parks. Unlike hand dryers, paper towel dispensers need to be routinely monitored for refills, drawing custodial staff’s attention away from more important tasks.

In addition, paper towels create significant waste, filling up trash receptacles that need emptying. They can also create a mess all over a restroom, with wet towels strewn across the floor and counters or flushed down the toilet, possibly causing a clog.

With an XLERATOR Hand Dryer, the only maintenance a custodian needs to do is gently wipe cover inlet holes on the bottom of the dryer using a damp soft cloth to prevent the accumulation of dust and lint, turning multiple trips to and from restrooms just for paper towels into a simple, once-a-day task.

Save Money

Excel Dryer’s full product line—featuring XLERATOR®, XLERATOReco®, and ThinAir® Hand Dryers—can help facility managers save thousands of dollars annually by eliminating the need for paper towel dispensers and their maintenance. Compared with paper towels, our high-speed, energy-efficient hand dryers offer a 95 percent cost savings on average.

To break it down for you:

  • A low daily usage establishment like a bistro or small office would save approximately $855 a year on paper towels, with a return on investment (ROI) within one year.
  • A restaurant or chain store with medium daily uses would see approximately $3,917 a year in savings on paper towels, with an ROI within 10 months.
  • A high-volume building like a school, theater, or conference center, the annual savings on paper towels would be approximately $7,121 with an ROI within 10 months.
  • And for heavy-duty usage, like a stadium or transportation center, the savings would be approximately $32,042 every year with an ROI in eight months.

This cost savings and environmental calculator can better help you to determine the savings you could expect for your establishment.

Contact us to learn more about how an Excel Hand Dryer can help make the job of your custodian easier as well as save you money.