Happy New Year from The Hand Dryer Guru

Thank you to all of our customers for an amazing 2014. Because of you, we were able to grow our company in so many ways. We are truly humbled to have such a great customer base that supports us and continues to give us the opportunity to serve as a trusted hand dryer, restroom accessory, drinking fountain, plumbing supply and floor cleaning equipment supplier (to name a few). Here’s a quick summary of some of the major accomplishments we were able to make in 2014:

We were able to expand ProDryers by partnering with new trusted manufacturers such as Zurn, Buckeye, Betco, CARR, Elkay and more.   We listen to our customers. Products that did not carry a high satisfactory rate were dropped.

We were able to expand ProDrinkingFountains with hundreds of Elkay products allowing us to better serve our customers with a full offering of Elkay’s wide range of products from drinking fountains to commercial sinks and other plumbing supplies. Our Elkay sales have been through the roof in growth and we thank our customers so much for the opportunity.

We built ProFloorMachines and partnered with top companies like Clarke, Mercury, Sandia, Betco and more in order to provide a full range of floor machines and floor cleaning equipment.

MRDIndustrial was designed and deployed which now offers a full industrial shopping experience and continues to grow fast with new industrial supplies.

And our proudest accomplishment was the rebirth of ProDryers. We completely redesigned our entire store front and moved our platform to a new e-commerce provider. It’s a move we should have made a long time ago as our store and shopping experience for hand dryers and restroom products quickly surpassed the capabilities of our original e-commerce solution. Our navigation menu was completely redesigned to offer our shoppers a quicker and easier method of pinpointing exactly what they need out of our thousands of products. The new and improved ProDryers has been well received by our customer base with a last quarter lift in overall sales. The feedback has been very positive and our new design has resulted in happy shoppers, which is our Goal.

Lastly, we have expanded our warehouse space and customer service team. We are staffed to offer top tier customer care and our team is made up of passionate individuals that will go the extra mile to satisfy our customers.

We wish all of our customers (and future customers) the very best in 2015. We have so much more planned. In fact, we have already partnered with another major manufacturer and will be moving forward as a stocking distributor right out of the gate. Look for some huge announcements early 2015 as we get the ball rolling! We are extremely excited to partner with this manufacturer and we expect very fast growth.  Thank you for allowing us to live out our dream as one of the top commercial and industrial suppliers of hand dryers, restroom accessories, drinking fountains, commercial plumbing supplies, commercial floor cleaning equipment and more. The Category Five Technologies family is here to stay and our ambitions will continue to drive our company forward with the help of our customers. Happy New Year!

Buckeye 13315 Fire Extinguisher

All businesses have to deal with fire saftey issues and remain up to code.  Being a B2B supplier of commercial products, we naturally partnered with one of the most reputable names in fire saftey equipment, Buckeye Fire.  Being USA made and having a long history of trust in the fire safety marketplace, Buckeye was the perfect manufacturer to add to the long list of trusted partners of ProDryers.

ProDryers is much more than a hand dryer supply shop. Our featured product of the week is the USA made Buckeye 13315 Fire Extinguisher.  It’s a 2.5 lb , multipurpose ABC Dry Chemical fire extinguisher which is perfect for small businesses and larger facilities such as school classrooms, churches, restaurants, hotels, hospitals, office centers, car dealerships, retail stores, shopping centers and so much more.  It starts at just $34.80 out the door with free shipping.

At ProDryers, we strive to offer our customer base a convenient and affordable shopping experience.  Everything we offer (over 2500 restroom accessories, hand dryers, fire extinguishers, drinking fountains, floor cleaning machines, and more) provides our customers with a trusted shopping experience and fast free shipping along with extremely competitive, often unbeatable, pricing.  At ProDryers, and all of our Category Five Technologies, INC. shopping experiences, we aim to earn customers for life, not just one sale.  Call us at 888-503-7937 now for help on our wide range of commercial products.

More about ProDryers:

ProDryers is a Category Five Technologies, INC. company.  We only offer the very best hand dryers, restroom accessories and other commercial equipment to our customers.  Not all products of each manufacturer we partner with make a good fit for ProDryers.  You may find larger industrial products per manufacturer at MRDIndustrial.com or one of our other many shopping experiences.

Avoiding Restroom Bacteria and A Hand Dryer That Kills Germs

We have all had to use public restrooms and more than likely, we all hate the experience. The simple thought of picking up germs is something each of us has to deal with every single time we enter a public restroom. The most common habits are to enter the restroom without touching where others have touched, avoid anything commonly used in the restroom, wash our hands, and exit by not touching the door handle. Most readers will be surprised to find out where the highest counts of bacteria actually live and how they can be spread.

Most of us have been misled by paper towel manufacturer funded studies that paper towels are more sanitary than hand dryers. Now this article is not really about hand dryers vs. paper towels so we won’t go down that road. The debate will live forever. And the truth is, because of the false understandings, most people prefer paper towels still. But let’s just present two quick facts and then move away from this debatable topic.

Bacteria Killing Hand Dryer

Cold Plasma Clean Technology Kills Bacteria Fast While Hands are Drying

The first fact being today’s hand dryer technology is far superior than it was in the past. For example, ProDryers offers the American Dryer ExtremeAir CPC which kills just about all bacteria. Yes, you heard that correctly. The CPC hand dryer has been independently proven to kill E.coli, C.diff, Staph, MRSA, and Salmonella. It has not been tested for bacteria such as Ebola yet. There is a high probability that it will kill most bacteria as it basically converts air to cold plasma. Using ionized air that contains positively and negatively charged molecules that attract and kill germs, it results in the by-product of pure water vapor. Cold plasma is commonly used in hospitals to treat surgical wounds and prevent bacteria. It’s also used in the food industry. This technology has recently been introduced, and not a minute too soon as we battle the spread of bacteria inside and outside public restrooms. This hand dryer uses cold plasma technology that cracks bacteria open like an eggshell and literally creates a sanitized bubble of clean air. The result is nearly all bacteria is killed and hands are sanitized upon exit of the restroom which greatly cuts down on the spread of germs.

The second fact is many studies have recently been introduced that prove bacteria actually lives on paper towel. You can find many forms of bacteria on both virgin paper towel and recycled paper towel. Damp paper towel will have much more bacteria present, but even unused paper towel may have bacteria waiting to jump onto your hands.  Doing a quick Google search on “bacteria lives on paper towel” will prove this point with reputable studies.

So where are the hot spots for bacteria in a public restroom? Surprisingly, hand dryers do not normally contain much bacteria unless they are push-buttons. We know paper towel dispensers contain fair bacteria counts. But one of the largest breeding grounds for bacteria in a restroom is at the sink. At all costs, avoid touching the counter-tops and sink area. Many people believe the most contaminated areas would be the toilet seats. Not the case. Although the thought of public toilet seats is gut wrenching, it’s not highly probable to pick up diseases and bacteria from toilet seats in general. Of course if urine has hit the seat, that would elevate the bacteria count. But the most dangerous point of using the restroom is when the toilet is flushed. Bacteria basically waits until the toilet bowl is empty and at it’s driest point, and then the bacteria jumps out in a mist where germs from urine and feces can be ingested. It is strongly advised to cover your mouth and nose when flushing and exit the stall as quickly as possible. And remember, the American Dryer ExtremeAir CPC will kill not only germs and sanitize the air around you, it will also kill odors. This is just another reason why all facilities should consider the cold plasma clean hand dryer.

So how do we avoid pickling up germs since we know all public restrooms have bacteria waiting for us? Most restrooms today do not have fully automatic, touch-less technology throughout the restroom. Automatic faucets help greatly to reduce the spread of germs, but one piece of touch-less technology cannot do the job alone. Our restrooms today should focus on as much touch-less, hands-off technology as possible. Automatic flush valves, sensor operated faucets, touch-less soap dispensers and infrared activated hand dryers should all be used. However, our best bet to avoid bacteria is to avoid touching items we really don’t need to touch. For example, when entering the restroom, use your shoe to push open the door. If a door must be pulled to open it, then use a napkin or the end of your sleeve to protect your hand. Try touching on the handle where most people would not touch, like the very top. Another good strategy is to follow somebody else in so you can avoid touching the handle altogether. While inside the restroom, cover the toilet seat if you must sit down with toilet seat covers or toilet paper. But keep in mind, toilet paper dispensers are often harboring plenty of germs. Some restrooms have toilet seat cover dispensers, but to be honest, not many. When flushing the toilet, use your shoe if the flush valve is not automatic. Remember to cover your mouth and nose and exit the stall as quickly as possible. When washing hands, spend at least 30 seconds scrubbing thoroughly. Remember to scrub under the finger nails and between fingers. Friction will also kill off germs so wash with intent to harm these little bugs. Avoid touching the faucets. Manual faucets should be touched in areas of the faucet handle where others would not normally touch it. Consider using a paper towel to turn on the faucet. Although we know bacteria lives on paper towel, the faucet has a much higher bacteria count. Using paper would be better than touching the faucet with your bare hand. Upon exit, look for an automatic hand dryer. It’s much more hygienic than a paper towel dispenser. If you are lucky, the hand dryer will be HEPA filtered or utilize cold plasma like the ExtremeAir CPC. Upon exiting the restroom, try not to touch the door handle. This is pretty much common knowledge. Although we know bacteria lives on paper towel, it would be better to use paper towel to open the door if not other way exists as the door handle will likely have a fair bacteria count.

Can a hand dryer kill Ebola?

ExtremeAir CPC Hand Dryer

Cold plasma kills bacteria and germs, and now it’s available with a hand dryer

Can hand dryers kill Ebola?  First, only one hand dryer (today) actually kills germs.  As Ebola and other bacterial and viruses cause concern, what can we do to prevent the spread of germs?  One hand dryer at ProDryers, the ExtremeAir CPC (Cold Plasma Clean) converts air into cold plasma (the air is warm).  The ExtremeAir CPC is fast becoming the choice of hand dryer for schools, hospitals, offices, and other public places where preventing the spread of bacteria and germs is a concern.  The ExtremeAir cold plasma hand dryer uses CPC technology to kill nearly all bacteria and germs.  It has even been independently proven to kill E.coli, Staph, MRSA, C.diff, and Salmonella.  So can the ExtremeAir CPC hand dryer kill Ebola?  As Ebola is very new to the world, it’s quite difficult to have that study done.  Hopefully that study can be performed in the future so we can state the facts on Cold Plasma and its effect on Ebola.

More on the ExtremeAir CPC:

  • Uses Cold Plasma Clean technology
  • Dries hands in 10-15 seconds
  • Adjustable sound and speed
  • Compact design
  • Universal voltage

The ExtremeAir CPC uses a generator that converts air into cold plasma which is a well know and trusted method of killing germs in industries such as health care and food processing.  Plasma is also known as the 4th state of matter.  It is ionized air that contains positively and negatively charged molecules that attract and kill germs.  The by-product is pure water vapor.  Cold plasma can be found in mountain tops  and ocean breezes.  It’s natural and safe.  Proven cold plasma technology has been used to improve air quality in commercial buildings since the 1930’s.  Schools, hospitals and other facilities use this technology to keep the air clean.  More recently, cold plasma has been used in the medical industry to treat surgical incisions, and in the food processing industry to break down harmful microbes.  And now, cold plasma has been engineered into a hand dryer to kill nearly all germs!

CPC technology is independent proven to be safe and effective.  Two of the nation’s leading microbiology labs were selected for testing.  EMSL Labs is an elite CDC-certified lab with AIHA accreditation in industrial hygiene and environmental microbiology.  Antimicrobial Test Labs (ATL) is a GLP-compliant laboratory audited by the EPA and FDA.  The ExtremeAir CPC hand dryer with CPC technology has also been tested for safety by Underwriters Laboratory (UL), passing both the UL867 and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) standards.

Buy this hand dryer at www.ProDryers.com or call 888-50-DRYER now!

Dyson Airblade V

We’ve all heard of the Dyson Airblade as it has taken the hand dryer industry by storm.  But many of our customers are shocked to learn of the Dyson Airblade V.  The Dyson Airblade V is a slim designed hand dryer that mounts up above 26″ from the floor like traditional hand dryers do.  The major difference is, this hand dryer is ADA compliant due to the thin design, and it actually works by moving air at a high speed of 420 MPH.  It uses the same Dyson V4 digital motor that the AB14 Hands-In style Dyson Airblade uses.  The Dyson Airblade V is equipped with (2) HEPA filters because the airflow is separated into two paths creating a “V” shaped design.  Both hands are dried simultaneously and promote hygiene by eliminating the need to rub hands together.  It has been proven that rubbing hands together brings dead skin cells to the surface and promotes the spread of bacteria.  The Dyson Airblade V (and all Airblade dryers) has been designed to be one of the most hygienic hand drying solutions on the planet.  The HEPA filtration eliminates 99.97% of all bacteria from the air.  The biggest surprise to most of our customers is the price of the V hand dryer.  The Dyson Airblade V is much less expensive than the hands-in style Airblade.  The White AB12 Dyson Airblade V starts at just $749.  On top of that, the Dyson Airblade V comes with a 5 year parts warranty, plus a 5 year labor warranty from Dyson.  This is the best warranty in the hand dryer industry.  The V hand dryer is one solid built product!

ProDryers is a top trusted master distributor of all Dyson Airblade products and will normally ship same day.  Call 888-503-7937 to learn more or buy online now at www.ProDryers.com!

There are two model numbers for the Dyson V.

Dyson Airblade V

Get the Dyson Airblade V now at the best price!

Dyson AB12-W (White Dyson Airblade V)

Dyson AB12-N (Sprayed Nickel Dyson Airblade V)

Get them both at the absolute best price plus free shipping now!

Fake Knock-Off Brand Xlerator Hand Dryers from China and why Not to Buy

First of all, we at ProDryers will never, ever offer a fake knock-off brand of the Xlerator or any other high quality brand we carry.  We simply carry only the best brands.  In fact, we have dropped brands before because they did not perform to our standards.  First, let’s start off by offering what the Xlerator hand dryer is and why our customers love them:

Xlerator Hand Dryer

ProDryers is an Authorized Master Distributor of the Xlerator Hand Dryer by Excel Dryer

  • USA made and qualifies for the Buy American Act.
  • Lasts 7-10 years on average.
  • We sell hundreds per month.  Since 2006, we have had less than 10 warranty claims.
  • Excel Dryer stands behind the premium 5 year warranty.  They are one of the best in the business.
  • Energy Efficient, GreenSpec Listed, Helps with LEED credits
  • The Standard Xlerator with a heating element on a 110-120 line, uses on 1500 watts and pulls 12.5 amp
  • The new Xlerator ECO version uses no heat at only 500 watts and 4.5 amp on a 110-120 line.
  • Save even more energy on higher voltage lines

If you buy a Chinese made knock-off, don’t expect the same.  It’s not an Xlerator.  And when something goes wrong, who is going to warranty the product?  Overseas companies contact us at ProDryers every day with knock-off brand sales pitches.  We will never offer anything less than quality to our customers.

ProDryers is so confident in the Xlerator hand dryer, we will back the warranty if Excel Dryer will not within 5 years of purchase as long as the Xlerator was purchased from ProDryers.  Now we know, that will never happen, but if it should, feel free to give us a call.  Both ProDryers and Excel Dryer will be right here in the United States to help you!

More About Category Five Technologies, INC.

If you are reading this blog, chances are you are interested in one of our niche market ecommerce specialty sites.  ProDryers, ProDrinkingFountains, ProFloorMachines, and MRDIndustrial are just a few of our shopping experiences.  We have a team of compassionate customer care professionals that handle all of our order processing and customer service under one company.  Although each shopping experience is unique and distinct to a specific market, everything is handled by the same company; Category Five Technologies, INC..

Hand Dryers and Over 2500 Restroom Products

Hand Dryers and Over 2500 Restroom Products

It all started with ProDryers.com, where we have become a master distributor of hand dryers for commercial restrooms offering only the best of brands such as the Excel Dryer Xlerator hand dryer, the Dyson Airblade and more along with over 2500 restroom products.  Some of our top selling hand dryers include the following:

Although we offer much more (many hundreds of hand dryers and other products), it’s difficult to mention much more in this article.  We source these hand dryers (and much more) direct from the manufacturers in bulk enabling us to offer the absolute best price found anywhere in addition to fast free shipping.  We simply cannot be beat on the above products.  The above products are superior built, long lasting, durable and reliable products.  We have a long enough history to identify the above as 2 of our top manufacturers when it comes to quality.

Our second store was designed around 2007; ProDrinkingFountains.  We offer top quality drinking fountains such as Elkay, Oasis, Haws and more.  We also offer bottle filling stations, indoor drinking fountains, outdoor drinking fountains, commercial sinks, and faucets just to name a few of our plumbing supplies.  We offer super low pricing along with 100% free shipping to anywhere in the continental US.  Shopping for a drinking fountain can be difficult.  That’s why we designed our shopping experience to move our shoppers quickly to the exact product or style of drinking fountain being searched.

ProFloorMachines and MRDIndustrial are functional but still in the early development stages.  We have many more domains (more than 150) waiting to be developed into pleasurable shopping experiences.  Look for more Category Five Technologies, INC stores soon.

You can trust that our team of customer care professionals will always handle you with a high level of importance.  We hope to earn your trust for life, not just for one sale.