Because of the initial expense in purchasing automatic hand dryers, it is important for facilities to get the most use out of their investment. Ensuring that these units last long involves some simple scheduled maintenance.

Facilities outfitted with automatic hand dryers should instruct cleaning personnel to clean the unit’s sensor. In automatic hand dryers, there is a beam that reflects the user's motion that signals and triggers the machine to start working. Over time, this beam can be impeded by accumulated debris, making it more difficult to read the user's motions. Simply wiping this down regularly avoids this problem.

Cleaning personnel should also regularly clear out the air passage to get the best flow of air possible. Over time, there can be a build up of dust or other impediments.