Could a Restaurant Covid-19 Air Filtration Retrofit Be In Your Future?
If you’re a restaurant owner in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx or Queens, the answer is most likely, “Yes”.
As ventilation is a top COVID safety protocol concern. As such, sanitizing the indoor air in the dining room is a top priority. That means cleaning the indoor air. Tactics such as turning the air over several times per hour, upgrading the air filtration as well as exhaust ventilation systems are paramount.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, COVID-19 is primarily spread through respiratory droplets when near another person.
Add that with “poorly ventilated and enclosed spaces.” and you have a recipe for disaster.
In late September when New York City began recommending a minimum standard for filters. In many instances a retrofit of the ventilation system will be required.
In fact recently there has been new guidance for restaurants on the top of indoor air circulation. Having MERV-13 filters to screen out the tiny coronavirus particles is one tactic. Also having certified experts like Master Fire check your NYC restaurant’s ventilation systems to ensure that it is functioning properly is another. And of course, maintaining your HVAC systems at all times.
One of the problems some New York restaurant owners are having is that the original design build of their duct work and ventilation systems was slipshod. Being even a millimeter off between sections or access points could be enough to allow tiny coronavirus particles through.
As we said it’s important to deploy the right kind of air filtration NYC restaurants need to abate the virus. So having your filters checked is always a good idea. New York City restaurants should have a MERV-13 filtration system.
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