Air Conditioning Cleaning in Grooming Salons
There’s no doubt about it – air conditioning is a life saver, especially during the hotter months. But what you may not know is that air conditioning can also be a life saver in a grooming salon. They help to keep the groomer cool and comfortable, and they also help to keep the animals comfortable.
Grooming can be a very hot and sweaty process, and the Aircon helps to offset that. They can also help to circulate the air and keep the air fresh. But that’s not all, Air conditioning can also help to keep your salon clean. It’s important to keep the air circulating in your grooming salon in order to prevent the build-up of dirt and dust, which can lead to bacteria and other health hazards. Circulating the air prevents the accumulation of these particles in one area and helps to keep your salon healthy and clean.
Mould and Bacteria can thrive in a moist humid environment and can turn your grooming salon into a nightmare. Condensation can create a breeding ground for mould and bacteria. Smells and allergens can linger, your health can deteriorate and it can add time when drying a dog.
As you dry the coat of a wet dog, humidity rises and moisture from the dog’s coat and from the equipment create condensation. In a grooming environment, high humidity is the largest challenge a groomer faces. Mould and bacteria thrive in humid environments as it only requires water (which it gets from water when bathing and drying a dog) and a food source (which is obtained from pet dander, hair, dust etc). The mould and bacteria will usually grow in the air conditioning systems as this is where the air is recycled blowing mould back into the indoor air for all occupants to inhale.
Excess humidity contributes to slow drying time, it contributes to groomer’ s lung and it can deteriorate the working environment. Respiratory problems are common when working in a mouldy environment. Symptoms can include coughing, wheezing, sneezing and a sore throat. These symptoms are usually mild but can become chronic if you are exposed to a mouldy environment over a period of time.
Temperature – Ideal Setting 21 – 26 degrees.
In a cold grooming environment will require a lower humidity for quicker drying of wet dogs. A 1 degree increase in temperature doubles the amount of moisture that air can hold. The ideal grooming salon drying environment should be between 21 – 26 degrees.
Air Movement – Stops stagnant air becoming moist and humid
The movement of air in the grooming salon contributes to faster grooming times and reduces stagnant air from becoming moist and humid. It is great to have air circulating and if possible, an air exchange or extractor. By providing fresh air, you can increase drying time but if it isn’t possible it is important to ensure that the air that is circulated is free from Mould, Pathogens and Bacteria.
• Reduces your energy costs
• Safely removes mould and bacteria from deep within the air conditioning system
• Reduce smells and odours.
• Improves air quality and comfort for both staff and dogs.
• Reduces staff sick days, asthma and infections
Benefits of a regular service program with Sanitair
• Reduce leaks and odours
• Reduce aircon system failures
• Reduce in staff sick days, assist in preventing respiratory symptoms, infections and asthma
• Extend the life of the system
• Improve indoor air quality for staff and dogs.
• Improves working conditions, helps prevent respiratory symptoms, infections and asthma.
• Extracts moisture from the air, to help prevent black mould forming and producing spores.
• Control humidity
• Quicker drying time.
Sanitair specialise in cleaning split systems, window units, ducted and cassette systems. Our team of experienced and qualified HVAC Hygienists use the latest equipment and techniques to safely remove mould and bacterial contamination from your air conditioning system. This helps to keep it operating at optimum efficiency, ensuring you get the most out of your cooling power.
A professionally cleaned air conditioner also means healthier indoor air quality, as well as a reduction in the amount of dust, pollen, pet dander and other allergens in the air. So, if you’re looking for a healthier, more comfortable environment, call Sanitair today and breathe new life into your grooming salon. A breath of fresh air.
So, if you’re looking for a way to improve the performance of your grooming salon, clean indoor air quality is a good place to start. Give one of our HVAC Hygienists a call 1800 130 168 as we are located across Australia.