Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Top Nail Salon Purifiers - 5 Features That Will Clear The Air In Your Shop

Using the right air purifier to filter chemicals and particles from your air is essential. As clients and staff become more health conscious, it is one of the best things you can do for those who spend time in your salon. Here are 5 important features to look for in an effective cleaner.

VOC Filter---Volatile organic chemicals frequently evaporate into the air from many salon products. They are often what cause the air to smell so awful from several doors away. Being up close and personal with polish, remover, hardener and many of the other products that are used for manicures and pedicures can be scary.

Burning eyes and throat, dizziness, and even nausea are the acute symptoms. And frequent and prolonged exposure that nail technicians experience can cause more serious health problems.

So it is essential that the cleaner have an activated carbon filter. Because carbon is well known for its ability to remove gaseous pollutants it is a perfect match for these types of pollutants. In addition it should also contain an additive (potassium iodide) that will further enhance its ability to eliminate these heavy-duty fumes from the air.


Adjustable Filtration Rate---During peak times when there are lots of clients receiving manicure and pedicures, the amount of fumes can increase exponentially sending air quality down the drain. A machine that can step up the filtration rate to keep up with or ahead of the fumes is an invaluable feature.

High, medium, and low speeds give you ultimate control over how your air smells. A unit that can deliver 250 cubic feet of fresh air every 60 seconds gives your shop and its air a huge advantage. And this feature can save money by allowing you to cut back the filtration rate when there aren't as many fumes in the air.

Split Capacitor Motor---This type of motor is designed to run safely and continuously with high revolutions per minute (RPM). Chemicals released in the air one day may linger for hours, even days. Being able to filter the air continually means you and your clients will be able to walk into a salon that air that is fresh and inviting every time.

HEPA Technology---This is the type of filtration that hospitals use because of its effectiveness at removing airborne particles. By definition this type of filter must be able to remove 99,997 out of every 10,000 particles that are.3 microns or larger, with a micron being defined as one millionth of a meter.

As a result it can remove fine particles of nail dust, as well as more normal pollutants such as dust, mold and mildew spores (you don't want them to find moisture in your shop), pet dander that goes airborne from clients clothes, as well as airborne bacteria and viruses.

Air On Wheels---Wheels may seem like a small thing, but just having them will encourage you to move the unit where and when you need it in your salon. Most purifiers work by cleaning the air closest to them first. So when you are doing a particularly smelly procedure being able to move the cleaner closer to the source of the fumes will help keep others in the salon comfortable.

The other great thing about having a unit that is portable is that you are in control of filtration. And this is particularly important if you are leasing the space for your salon. It is also very comforting to know that a cleaner can move easily with you across the salon or across the country, which means that clean air is always as close as the nearest outlet.

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