COVID-19 has the leisure and hospitality industry taking extra precautions when it comes to air quality in hotel rooms. Indoor air quality (IAQ) is often much more heavily polluted than outdoor spaces, and thus, the virus is known to spread much more rapidly indoors.
Even with factoring in extra precautions, with travel limitations and people making fewer trips for leisure, hotel occupancy has dropped nearly 70%.
Leading up to the pandemic, hotels already had their fair share of challenges when it came to managing air quality. As many as 38% of hotels now offer allergy-friendly rooms, and at least 25% of hotels offer air purifiers in rooms.
In this article, learn about the common sources of pollutants in hotel rooms, what you can do to ensure guest safety, and why EnviroKlenz is the best air purifier to add to private rooms and common areas.
Why is air pollution such a problem for hotels?
There are a lot of factors that contribute to air quality problems in hotels. Many of these are common, and include:
These include Legionella, molds, fungi, and mildew, which can cause respiratory complaints and the potentially fatal Legionnaires Disease.
Virus and infections diseases
Airborne transmission is one of the most common forms of infection.
Dust and particles
Usually from carpeting, surfaces, and smoking, these can cause a number of allergic reactions
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
Solvents, aerosol sprays, cosmetics dry-cleaning, paints, pesticides, and cigarette smoking are among VOCs. These can cause a wide range of health effects including eye, skin, and mucous membrane irritation.
Poorly ventilated bathrooms due to negative air pressure
Bathrooms in hotels rely on a system of slight negative pressurization to keep fumes from the toilet and the humidity from the shower flowing outside through a ventilation system. This negative pressure that vents the air outdoors also pulls air from the corridors into the private rooms. Whatever the quality of the air is in the hallway outside of your hotel room will affect the indoor air quality.
In the age of COVID-19, there isn’t a place for such a risk. Hotel rooms aren’t the only areas that owners need to be mindful of when it comes to assuring guests that the air quality is safe.
Ensuring guest safety and testing indoor air quality
Even before COVID-19 brought severe additional health concerns with regard to indoor space, poor air quality always played a role in various ailments that could be detrimental to long-term health. Some of the immediate side effects of poor IAQ include headaches, tiredness, dry or sore eyes, sore throat, skin irritation, dizziness, and nausea.
Hotels have a moral and legal obligation to making guest safety a top priority. During the COVID-19 pandemic, they are working diligently to reinvent new ways to combat the spread of the virus, along with maintaining a high standard of air quality free of common pollutants and allergens that can irritate the most sensitive guests.
The EnviroKlenz Air System Plus was engineered to capture and neutralize odors and VOCs from the air, as well as capture particles, pathogen, and allergens. In order to make guests feel at home, hotels should have Air Systems available in common areas and private rooms.
How can hotels better improve indoor air quality?
There are simple things hotels can routinely do to ensure the safest air quality for their loyal guests. Among them are to regularly check air filters (as different guests bring with them various dust and dander that is re-released into the air even following their departure.) Owners should also be vigilant about the regulation of temperature and humidity.
They should also prohibit cigarette smoking in rooms, along with switching from toxic cleaning chemicals, to ones that are eco-friendlier.
Revisiting the topic of circulation, ensuring that proper ventilation is happening is also extremely important. Windows should be opened, if possible, to regulate circulation, along with installing a window fan whenever possible.
One of the most effective measures for improving air quality is to install an air purifier. Air purifiers can eliminate 99% of the airborne particles in hotel rooms that are left behind by guests and will replace odors and VOCs with clean, fresh air.
Why choose the EnviroKlenz Air System Plus
Unlike traditional air purifiers, Unlike traditional air purifiers, which often use technologies that emit byproducts, EnviroKlenz® Air System Plus contains an air cartridge that utilizes our patented earth mineral technology to not only capture, but also neutralizes chemical and odors and VOCs from the air. The system also contains a medical-grade HEPA filter that removes 99.99% of pollutants from the air without ever releasing a single harmful compound.
EnviroKlenz® Mobile Air System’s UVC lamps are continuously shining on surfaces, unlike many systems that rely on killing the organisms in a short window of time. This continuous delivery kills and destroys viruses and bacteria with a high level of efficiency.
A four-speed blower offers the quietest and most efficient airflow on the market. The low Whisp-Air speed allows for silent operation, so your guests can get a restful night sleep they so deserve during their hotel stay.
We know that the safety and well-being of your guests have always been a top priority and that COVID-19 has introduced some particularly aggressive challenges. Our innovative technology provides a safe, efficient, affordable way to provide your guests with the most enjoyable experience possible.
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