- Filter For Chemicals—One of the first things that is often noticeable when walking into a nail salon is the odor. Many times if the door is open, you can smell the chemicals even before you enter. So imagine what that is doing to your body if you are breathing that air day in and day out as you work.
It’s ironic that products that make us look so beautiful make the air so unhealthy. These volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) are powerful and evaporate into the air easily at room temperature. Without taking proactive steps to remove these pollutants, the air can and does become thick.
A carbon-based filter is a must. Hands down, carbon is the best type of filter for removing gaseous pollutants. But as effective as carbon is, even it needs help removing the kinds of chemicals found in salons. So in order to be truly effective the carbon will need an additive that will enhance its ability to be effective at clearing the air.
- 24 Hour Operation—-If you walk into the shop in the morning smelling the products that were used yesterday, you’ll appreciate having a cleaner that can eliminate yesterday’s smells and make the salon smell fresh at the start of each day.
Choosing a cleaner that can work 24 hours a day is the solution. A split capacitor motor is designed to keep going and going without neither a rest. Having a portable stand-alone unit with this kind of motor gives you continuous cleaning which is necessary to minimize the fumes.
- Variable Cleaning Speeds—You’ll probably agree that no 2 days are the same. Some days the salon may be packed, other days not so much. Having your cleaner be able to step up its filtration and keep up with the fumes is an important option to have.
When there are lots of customers, it follows that there will be lots of fumes. Being able to move the air through the filter faster will help keep the odor down and help the air to continue to smell fresh to new customers who enter.
- Is Portable—Air cleaners typically work by pulling in the air that is closest to them. Having a unit that can be rolled to a station that is doing a particularly smelly procedure is important. The wheels should be sturdy enough to easily roll over all types of flooring.
It’s great to be able to roll the unit around where you are now, but it’s even better to be able to take it with you wherever you go regardless of how far away.