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4 Reasons Why Restaurants Should Have Air Purifiers

So, what are the top 4 reasons restaurants should invest in an air purifier with multi-stage filtration? 

Restaurants offer us more than just food and drinks. They offer us space where we can gather with friends, family, and colleagues to celebrate special moments and events together. Unfortunately, over the past 12 months, COVID-19 has hit the food and beverage industry especially hard. Many restaurants have had to make major adjustments in order to survive and those who couldn’t adjust had to close their doors for good. 

Restaurant owners are working harder than ever to welcome people back into their doors safely. They not only want to make people feel safer but actually create a space that is safer. One way they are doing this is by investing in technology-enabled air purifiers to target various common air quality issues within restaurants. 

 1. Reduce cooking fumes & unpleasant smells in the kitchen

Many restaurants need special HVAC and exhaust systems that can carry out the smoke and odors produced by grills, ovens, and stoves that are constantly running. Unfortunately, many don’t have the proper systems in place to catch every single ultrafine particle floating around in the air. When restaurants don’t have the proper ventilation in place, these harmful gases and fumes can affect those who are working and dining.  

Keep in mind that this isn’t anyone’s fault, it’s just the nature of cooking in a restaurant. Luckily, with the proper air purifier, these harmful ultrafine particles can be greatly reduced and removed from the air. 

 2. Reduce airborne transmission of viruses

As you may already know, according to the CDC, COVID-19 primarily spreads through raspatory droplets in the air. This means sneezing, coughing, and even talking. 

COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly through close contact from person to person, including between people who are physically near each other (within about 6 feet). People who are infected but do not show symptoms can also spread the virus to others. “How COVID-19 Spreads”, CDC 2021 

Restaurants are a place where people gather so having an added layer of protection is essential to keep people safe while working or eating out. Along with following proper COVID-19 best practices, having an air purifier capable of capturing ultrafine particles can help to reduce the spread of airborne viruses like COVID-19. 

 3. Remove dust from the air

Dust can also be a major issue inside restaurants. Dust is created from a variety of different things like bacteria, pollen, pollutants, and even dirt that is brought in on people’s shoes that accumulates. 

Dust can also be blown throughout a restaurant if the ducts aren’t properly cleaned on a regular basis. This can cause people’s allergies to flare up as well as create the potential for short-term and long-term illnesses that come from dangerous ultrafine particles that enter your lungs. 

With restaurants serving an influx of people on a daily basis, it is important to reduce these irritants whenever possible. Luckily, DFS technology can remove particles from the air that cause dust to build up. This will ensure that the indoor air is as clean as possible. 

 4. Protect the overall health of customers and staff

Lastly, everyone deserves to be in a space with clean air. Air purifiers like Intellipure are designed for more than just protection against airborne viruses. DFS technology has been rigorously tested to improve almost any indoor environment. This includes restaurants, cafes, bars, breweries, and more. 

According to the CDC, Americans, on average, spend approximately 90% of their time indoors, where the concentrations of some pollutants are often 2 to 5 times higher than typical outdoor concentrations. This is why it’s so important for spaces like restaurants to invest in clean air for the health and safety of everyone. 

Wrap up:  

While air purifiers alone will not fully protect us from COVID-19, we think that the right system can play a crucial role in protecting customers and staff from poor indoor air quality (IAQ). With the proper air purifier combined with other COVID-19 best practices, a safe indoor eating environment can be achieved. 

Any air purifier is better than nothing at all, but, for a number of reasons, we think that Intellipure’s DFS technology is the most effective. Intellipure air purifiers have been rigorously lab-tested and have been proven to remove 99.99% of ultrafine particles at 0.007 (µm). This is smaller in size than the True HEPA filtration standard which is .3 µm. 

DFS has significant advantages. It removes the smallest size particles, is the cheapest to maintain and each unit is individually tested for overall quality, giving you peace of mind that you are breathing the cleanest air possible when you’re out. 

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