Have you ever heard the saying that bartenders are the modern shrink? Yes, bars are usually pegged as places to drink and party, but more than that, it also serves as a refuge for those of us who seek to unwind from the stresses of life.
Hence, we believe that it should be a clean and safe space too. In this article, we are going to talk about how to improve your bar’s air quality from cleaning up to air purifying. Let’s get started!
Here’s the thing about air pollution: It is composed of tiny particles and contaminants in the air that can be very difficult to track without the proper equipment.
Fortunately, there are ways to minimize their presence in your air through regular clean-ups.
Clean Bathrooms Regularly
Two common air contaminants are chemical fumes and odor. Unfortunately, these also frequently come from bathrooms—both clean and unclean. However, there are things that you can do and products that you can use in order to clear bathroom-related contaminants from your air. Here are some of them:
Go Natural. You don’t need bleach to make your toilets and tiles sparkling clean. Instead, you can create a cleaning solution out of natural products by mixing vinegar and baking soda.
Air It Out. If you do choose to use chemical-based cleaning agents, then make sure to air out the room to allow the fumes to release.
Keep it Dry. Keep your bathroom as dry as possible. Another reason for the stench is the excess moisture, especially after cleaning. Let your bathroom air out to deal with that. You can even install dehumidifying agents to help keep everything dry even without supervision.
Now that your bathroom’s all clean, it’s time to move on and wipe down other surfaces as well.
One of the issues when cleaning tables, however, is that the rags seem to smell after time. If you’re looking for a disposable method, then you should use disinfecting wipes instead. What’s great about this is that it also strips your tables of disease-causing micro-organisms.
Kitchen Clean Up
You can apply the tips that we have shared with you above when cleaning your kitchen, but what’s more important is for you to keep tabs on your inventory. You see, food and drinks going way past their expiration date is also a cause of air pollution due to their strong odors. What’s more, this can also invite mold and mildew to develop, which can, again, spread contaminants in the air.
Pay special attention to your soda guns and garnish trays since both can get dirty easily.
Change Your AC’s Filters
Here’s the problem: Sometimes regardless of how much you clean, there’s still that thin layer of dust in the air. That’s normal. Your clients come and go bearing dust from the outside.
Good thing your air conditioner is equipped with air filters that can catch all that dust and other small particles! That’s why it is so important that you don’t forget to clean those filters regularly.
Keep Optimal Humidity Level
Aside from catching dust and harmful particles, do you know what else your air filters do for you? Manage humidity. A clogged air filter will leave your humidity unchecked, and this can then lead to mold development and health problems. Yikes.
The optimal humidity level is 50%, and you can measure that with a hygrometer. If you need more control over your establishment’s humidity, then it is a must to get a commercial dehumidifier.
Purify the Air
Maintaining the humidity is not the only way to keep your air clean and fresh. You also need to purify the air afterward. This is the step of replacing stagnant air with fresh air. There are two different types of air purifiers: natural and electric.
Green and Natural Air Purifiers
The best way to invite some fresh air in is still to open those windows to dilute the stagnant air inside.
Aside from that, we also recommend getting a lot of plants. Having indoor plants doesn’t just freshen up the look of your place, but it will also breathe in new life by being a natural air purifier for you.
The problem with plants, however, is their maintenance. They would also be a problem to take care of if your bar doesn’t get enough natural light.
Don’t worry, you can simply get electric air purifiers instead. You can position them all around your bar, especially near the bathroom and smoking areas where the air quality is the worst.
Make sure to choose a dependable air HEPA Filter. Also known as High-Efficiency Particulate Arrestance, this is the best filtration technology that you can get in the market today. These filters can trap up to 99.97% of all the impurities in your air.
Carbon Filtration System. Another filter that you should consider purchasing is a carbon filter. These are great in purifying both weird odors and allergens.
Portability. Finally, you’ll want air purifiers that are easy to move and position anywhere. This way, it will be easy for you to adjust them according to your needs.
It is a common misconception that air pollution is only present outdoors. Indoor air pollution can be even worse and cause more serious respiratory health issues due to extended exposure. Save your clients from that. Make your bar a safe refuge where they can have fun and literally just breathe.
Megan Jones is an author who works at aerindustries.com, a supplier of water damage restoration equipment. She mostly writes about camping, interior and exterior maintenance, healthy living, and related topics. Having a huge experience in renovating and remodeling, Megan has gained some valuable knowledge, which she is now actively promoting.