The bacterial count recorded at 2 weeks after using towels and leaving them to dry at either room temperature or on a 60ºC heated towel rail, the results concluded that the towel that was dried using a Bathroom Butler heated towel rail shows the lowest bacterial count compared with the normal air dried towel.
“In conclusion, the total percentage clean rate given to Bathroom Butler’s heated towel rail over the testing period is 75% and this reaches almost 90% by day 14 and day 15, where the normal air dried towel total plate count was greater than 1000 cfu/g, compared to the bacterial count on the towels placed on the heated rail, which was less than 1 cfu/g", says author and researcher Leigh-Ann Hasselbach from Navigator Chemicals. From these results, it has become evident that the longer the towels are used and dried on the Bathroom Butler Heated Towel Rail, the more effective the heated rails are in reducing the microbial bacterial load.
All Bathroom Butler’s heated towel rails are manufactured from Grade 304 Stainless Steel, which is the perfect choice material for the bathroom, as it is naturally resistant to corrosion and does not collect bacteria or algae. In addition Bathroom Butler's heated rails use advanced Dry Element Technology, also known as DET, which is the pioneering technology for heated towel rails. It works effectively in drying towels and provides un-paralleled benefits such as RAPID Heating, Direct Intelligent Heating, Controller Options and DUAL Entry electrical connections.
Another great feature of the Bathroom Butler heated towel rail is that it comes standard with a built-in controller called the Personal Temperature Selection (PTSelect) Switch– which allows you to adjust the temperature or to switch the heated towel rail ON and OFF. Using all the functions of the controller can reduce running costs by up to 60%.
Further research around identifying the types of microbial load and bacteria that are formed on damp towels is currently underway.