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Find Your Boot Dryer Personality

Jun 21, 2016

Our home boot dryers are not for people who sit around. Our clients get up and go! They wake up early, breathe in the crisp morning air, and make things happen. You know these people: they’re ordinary, everyday heroes just like you. You don’t settle for less than the best during the day, so why would you accept damp clothes that set back your busy schedule?

Just like each of your adventures is different in its own way, your home boot dryer should also be unique. We customize each boot dryer recommendation to fit not only your home, but also the activities you enjoy. We want to help you pick the best boot dryer for your home and habits. Let us know: what’s your boot dryer personality?

The Student

Students who endure rigorous physical education classes, college athletes, and track champions will appreciate our Model A1. This 7-inch wall-mounted boot dryer features a 3-pronged cord, is inexpensive to operate, and fits perfectly inside a locker. You will never have to slog through practice in sweaty gym shoes again because our locker boot dryer will keep your athletic shoes clean, dry and free of unpleasant odors. Students (and parents) rejoice!

The Snow Bunny

Want to dry your ski boots, gloves and hat all at once? Our Model W6/6 wall-mounted combination 6-pair boot and glove dryer is the unit for you. This is the perfect multipurpose ski boot dryer that is also capable of drying gloves. Our patented air drying system even reaches fingertips of your gloves for maximum comfort. Skiing with the whole family? Upgrade to the Model W8/8, which can fit eight pairs of boots and eight pairs of gloves to get the whole family back on the slopes faster!

The Gym Goer

You might have to share weight machines at the gym, but you’ll love your locker dryer so much you’ll want to keep it all to yourself! Our Model A1 Floor Mount 1-Pair Locker Boot Dryer doesn’t is ideal for locker storage, but you may also want to consider the wall-mounted Model G9 glove dryer for weight room and rock wall gloves. Our dryers don’t just keep your shoes and gloves odor free; they also eliminate harmful bacteria and help combat nasty fungus that contribute to athlete’s foot. Choose from ambient air or warmed air for clean, dry workout gear every time.

The Outdoorsman

You’re outside more than the average Joe. Whether you’re trekking through the forest, fly fishing in the northern rivers, or scaling mountains that tower above the clouds, you need to know your gear is clean, dry and ready for action. Invest in a versatile air dryer like the Model W6/6 combination boot and glove dryer or get our classic wall-mounted Model A4, which features a tough minimalist design that will be functional without taking up too much space in your home. With the Model A4’s space-efficient design, you’ll still have room to store fishing poles, tents, carabiners, and everything else you need for the perfect outdoor adventure!

The Pack Animal

It’s no fun to have amazing outdoor adventures alone. You’re the kind of person who brings your crew along for the ride. There’s one boot dryer we know everyone will love no matter what’s on the agenda: our wall-mounted Model W12. This boot dryer can hold up to 12 pairs of shoes or boots at a time. Come home from a day of excitement, hang your shoes on the rack, and forget about them. By the time you and your friends have finished rehashing the amazing adventures you’ve just had, everyone’s shoes will be dry and ready to go.

Embrace a new dawn with boot dryers that serve as functional décor for your home. These don’t just look great in your laundry or mud room – they help active wear gear stay cleaner and last longer no matter what kind of activity you prefer. Best of all: your home boot dryer lets you get up and go with less down time so you can go on more adventures faster.

All Williams Direct Dryers products are made proudly in North America and come with a five year warranty. The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) has certified all of our products for quality and safety so you can be confident that your home boot dryer is everything you had hoped for.

Don’t let wet gear hold you back! Athletes, skiers, bikers, hikers, and everyone in between can benefit from a home boot or glove dryer. Contact us today and get more information from our team of helpful representatives. Williams Direct Dryers: because life is better on the go!

Posted by Alejandra Anderson

The Environmentally Friendly Benefits of Electric Hand Dryers

Mar 04, 2016

Electric hand dryers

Electric hand dryers are everywhere these days. From sports stadiums and convention centers to restaurants, bars, places of worship, car dealerships, schools, shopping malls, and office buildings, the always-reliable electric hand dryer has become a typical go-to product in public restrooms throughout the nation. This is chiefly due to an increasing awareness of the necessity of environmentally friendly products and equipment, as well as a concerted effort to move away from the wastefulness of paper towel products.

The technology behind electric hand dryers for commercial and industrial facilities has greatly improved in recent years, making them a no-brainer alternative to paper towels. For example, the energy to operate an electric hand dryer is less than 10 percent of the average cost to mass produce paper towel products, especially when you bear in mind other associated factors, such as labor and storage costs. There are many startling facts when it comes to the paper towel versus electric hand dryer debate:

  • In the U.S., more than 2.5 million tons of paper towels are used every year
  • More than 15 trees are cut down for every 2,000 pounds of paper towel products produced
  • The average lifespan of a single electric dryer can save more than 20 trees from being cut down
  • Almost 3 percent of all landfill matter in North America consists of discarded paper towels, since they can only be used once before they are thrown away
  • More than 30 percent of water present in U.S. landfills is due to discarded paper towels
  • It is estimated that the production of paper towels generates 35 percent more acid rain
  • In regards to greenhouse gas emissions, portable and wall mounted electric dryers create 35g of greenhouse gas emissions. In contrast, paper towels create 56g of greenhouse emissions

Another environmentally friendly benefit of electric hand dryers over paper towel products is that paper towels need to be thrown away, creating soggy piles of trash that have to be regularly removed, often on a round-the-clock basis when busy restrooms experience high levels of foot traffic. Given that wet paper towels can be a substantial source of bacteria, restrooms with paper towels instead of electric hand dryers have to be cleaned more frequently, meaning more work for the cleaning and maintenance crews.

Energy-efficient electric hand dryer technology helps to reduce electricity costs and cut carbon emissions, offering a far greener alternative to paper towels in the long term. Many businesses save money if the restrooms have electric hand dryers instead of paper towels. Williams Direct Dryers offers many different types of electric dryer models, from boot and shoe dryers to electric glove and PPE clothes dryers. If you would like more information about the state-of-the-art electric dryers we provide for commercial, residential and industrial use, please call 866-534-4696 or contact us online

Posted by Alejandra Anderson

The Benefits of Commercial Electric Dryers in the Summer

Mar 04, 2016

 Shoe dryer

No matter where you are in the U.S., most people tend to enjoy the summer's longer daytimes, cloudless skies and glorious sunshine much more than the chilly winter temperatures. Chances are, although it's wintertime now, you probably can't wait for the warmer weather to return next summer. You could be a parent who looks forward to spending time with your young children in the backyard or local park. You could be a teen who enjoys hanging out with friends. You could be a fan of hiking when the sun slowly sets or someone who loves playing lots of different sports in the fresh air. Regardless of what you do with your free time this summer, a hot climate combined with physical activity will, naturally, make you and your feet sweat.

This is where residential, commercial and industrial electric dryers as well as portable and wall mounted air dryers save the day. These days, with high-quality sports shoes costing a lot of money, it is always a shame when expensive footwear bites the dust due to cracking or warping. Shoes, boots and sneakers that are made from rubber, leather, felt, or other fabrics can gradually weaken over time, and the glue holding the shoes together can deteriorate and become unstuck. The main cause of material corrosion is due to everyday wear and tear plus sweat that ultimately ends up making your shoes unwearable.

Combining energy-efficient designs and state-of-the-art technology, each model of electric dryer meticulously cleans clothing and footwear, ensuring that your gear has a long shelf life for many years to come. Electric shoe and boot dryers eliminate perspiration, which helps to minimize painful skin irritations that cause blisters and sores. Harmful contaminants like mold or mildew that decrease the lifespan of your footwear and encourage odor-causing bacteria are also eradicated by electric dryers.

Excess moisture can create the malodorous bacteria and harmful fungus that causes health problems such as fungal infections, painful skin rashes, and other pesky physical irritations. Many types of fungi and bacteria can be found in sweat-soaked sports clothing and athletic gear, including, but not limited to:

  • Staph infections often begin with tender skin areas that slowly turn into painful boils
  • Streptococcus Faecalis is usually associated with contact with fecal matter
  • Staphylococcus Aureus can lead to pimples and other skin complaints
  • Athlete's Foot is a contagious fungal infection that develops between the toes before spreading via clothing and flooring

An electric dryer slowly circulates warm air through the inner area of the shoe or boot, drying all of the material in a safe and controlled way. As with most eco-conscious electric dryers, the air never gets too hot, which means that there is no damage to the footwear's interior or exterior as it dries. In addition to electric boot and shoe dryer products, Williams Direct Dryers also specializes in electric clothes and glove dryers. Residential and commercial boot dryers can be safely installed in many different places, including basements, attics and garages at home, as well as dryers for mud rooms, ski lodges, and the mining and oil industries.

At Williams Direct Dryers, our electric dryers are designed to eliminate bacteria and decrease odors, helping to prolong the life of your favorite footwear and sporting gear, which saves you money in the long run. If you would like further details about any of our electric dryers or air dryer models, please contact us online or call 866-534-4696 today.

Posted by Alejandra Anderson

The Benefits of Electric Dryers in the Winter

Mar 04, 2016

Electric dryers

As temperatures around the nation typically start to drop during the winter months, countless families will take advantage of the colder climate to enjoy time together in their newly snow-covered surroundings. Whether it's a daytrip up into the mountains for skiing and/or snowboarding merriment, an impromptu hockey game or a snowball fight, there's nothing quite like wrapping up warm in your big coat, long scarf and comfy boots before the fun begins.

However, a downside of playing in a winter wonderland is the matter of soaking wet clothes and footwear afterward. Damp socks and sneakers can spell disaster if you or a family member comes down with a cold. Thankfully, in commercial and industrial locations such as ski lodges and changing rooms, electric air dryers are usually available to reduce the possibility of painful skin rashes by combating harmful fungus and bacteria.

Electric boot, clothes, glove and shoe dryers help to minimize the bacteria that thrive on moist or soaked-through clothing and footwear. Even in the chilliest of environments, your feet will naturally perspire, and the associated bacteria resulting from this sweat can cause skin irritations that leave the area tender and sore. There are many types of bacteria and fungus found in sports gear that can lead to spots, boils and other excruciating and long-lasting skin infections, such as Staphylococcus Aureus. Furthermore, mold and perspiration can create exceedingly unpleasant smells and cause your gear to deteriorate over time if it is not immediately cleaned.

At Williams Direct Dryers, we specialize in many types of state-of-the-art electric dryers, from portable dryers for mud rooms in homes to wall mounted dryers that are used by professional sports teams and the United States and Canadian military. Our dryers can also be found in hospitals, fire departments, hospitality event venues, industrial manufacturing and processing facilities, and many other business locations. Most commercial dryers generally use only warm air to dry boots and clothing, since air that is too hot can end up ruining the material.

Please contact us online or call one of our knowledgeable Williams Direct Dryers representatives at 866-534-4696 today if you would like information about any of our electric dryers or air dryers. We have been in business since 1989.

Posted by Alejandra Anderson

About Us

Feb 17, 2016
We didn’t try to be unique, it was just  the way we were. And now, after over a 1/4 century of who we are, nothing has changed.
We still see our customers as our friends deserving of the very best that we can do. This isn’t a cliche, it is the truth. Our products last a lifetime (up to 40,000hrs) and that’s a long time to maintain a friendship.
We do not mass produce. We do not build anything but dryers and every one of our products is uniquely designed by us. 
Every unit is individually built and certified to the highest standards using the very best materials available to us in North America. They are not cheap, nor are they expensive if you believe in ownership value and protecting our environment from a disposable culture.  
Although we can’t leap buildings in a single bound, we are really good at  drying your footwear and other personal gear. 
And yes, nothing has changed because our core values haven’t.
Posted by Gary Williams

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