How many times have you walked into a toilet room; where the hand-washing area (sink) is on one side of the entrance door and the hand-drying area (paper towels\hand dryer) is on the other side of the door?
Or, while standing at the hand-washing area (sink) you find the hand-drying area (paper towels\hand dryer) is located behind you mounted on the wall?
The distance that separates the hand-washing area from the hand-drying area; is the space for potential risk of a slippery floor for users of this toilet room design.
The water dripping off of visitors' hands; creates a slippery floor in the walking and exit paths of the toilet room.
A wet floor, more easily collects dirt from visitors shoes and potentially becomes a breeding ground for bacteria and mold.
Excerpt: Every day, we get calls from architects and engineers asking for help in deciding what washfountain to use for their project. My first question to them is always, “Where is the product going to be used, and what is the application?” Very often they haven’t really thought about the application. Factors like appearance, space available, ADA compliance, and water conservation are given more consideration than how the fixture will be used. While these other factors are important, the product specified has to consider the user.
Advocate Serves as Key Component to Safer-Cleaner Toilet Room Design
The distance that separates the hand-washing area and from the hand-drying area; creates a major liability (risk) from a wet slippery floor for users within a toilet room design. The Advocate's hand-drying system is fully integrated with the hand-washing basin to minimize or eliminate water dripping onto the floor. Providing both a safer and cleaner toilet room design.