Air Quality Tips For A Salon

Improving The Quality Of Air In Your Space

So spring has finally sprung upon us. You may be indoors and still sneezing with your itchy eyes and running nose. This is more than likely because of your indoor air quality and we are going to go over one of the most important factors in helping this when it comes to being inside. If you talk to any air conditioning contractor they will all ask you one specific question that is a quick solution to a number of HVAC related issues.

“When is the last time you changed your filter?”

Anyone been asked that before? You’re nodding your head yes so I take it you have. The filter is a key component in the air quality in a home or office. This is especially crucial when it comes to a salon that is cutting hair all day long. The heat or the air kicks on just to blow the hair around – Yes, it may be subtle, but the hair does travel and some will make its way into the hvac system. This goes the same for your homes or anywhere else. If you have dogs, kids, or a lot of traffic in and out changing your filter regularly every 3 to 4 months is recommended. A filter not only helps with collecting all the dirt and debris in your home but it also helps with pollen and other allergens that try to come in from the outside that can turn your lovely spring season into a nightmare.

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If you are comfortable changing your own filter then do so yourself, it will save you money in the long run. If you are more of the person pressed for time or not sure what to do, calling your local hvac contractor can get you fixed. I personally would recommend a service package if they offer them as this will save you time and money going this route.

Salon Safety

Lets talk salon equipment…

There is a ton of it and with multiple people using everything at the same time, we take for granted all the bad things that could happen. Many different electrical hazards can happen every day and it is important that everyone, employee and customer knows how to prevent them.

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Electricity can be a major hazard in a salon. Not only are there chances of fires, burns, electrocutions, and other things involved, but all of these can be prevented when taken the proper precautions that anyone can be on the lookout for.

Things to look out for

There are many different pieces of equipment that are in a salon that the employees need to be on the lookout for. Customers as well can have an eye out too. I know this is not the customers responsibility, but if you see something out of the normal or feel unsafe in any situation, tell someone and do not put yourself in harms way. This to potentially look out for are frayed cords, open electrical panels, outlets that are loose, over usage of outlets (like the picture above) should never be used in this manner. Other machinery and bigger equipment can be a problem as well if not taken care of properly. Remember if anything is questionable, get help.

Prevention Steps

There are a number of different ways to prevent troublesome problems in a salon. Making sure all connections of your most used equipment is key. Check the cords of there most used items rather frequently. Also, keeping track of when any electrical maintenance was done to any equipment is an added bonus. Make sure anything flammable is out of the way of electrical outlets and never over surge an outlet. Also consulting with a Venice electrician is always a good idea if you have time to have your salon inspected. You can have this posted in your salon stating that your business has been inspected and approved.

 

Maintaining Your Shops Hardwood Floor

Do you have a barber shop, salon, or any other area you cut hair in that you have invested a great deal of money or time in to having put in so you can better manage your space? Hardwood flooring is an attractive addition to your business that not only looks good but can save a whole heck of a lot of time when it comes to cleanup. This flooring type is great for hair dressers all around the globe but making sure you maintain upkeep on it is crucial if you would like it to last for a very long time.

If you are like us and dealing with hardwood floors. Having them done by a pickerington carpet cleaning company has got us the best results and they have spelled out some do’s and dont’s when helping us keep our floors looking great and maintaining our expensive hardwood floors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do’s:

  • Dust your hardwood floors when needed with a DRY dusting mop
  • Use professional hardwood cleaning solutions
  • When spills happen on your hardwood tend to them immediately to prevent warping
  • Clean up small patches that are sticky with a paper towel
  • Adding a runner (rug) to high traffic areas will help prevent wear and tear on the flooring

Dont’s:

  • Never have your flooring steam cleaned (this can ruin your flooring)
  • Do not use over saturated mops or anything else that will add and abundance of fluid making your floor wet
  • Do not let dirt or other debris sit on your floor for an excessive amount of time – Sweep or vacuum with a soft brush if need be
  • Never add any oil based coating to your hardwood floors

The best way to maintain the long life of a hardwood floor is by keeping it properly cleaned. When needing the extra clean from excessive traffic or any other thing that may happen on your floor, having them professionally cleaned from a carpet cleaning company that offers hardwood flooring services is the best way to go. There are different cleaners and equipment that professionals have that are not available to just the regular consumer and in return produce amazing results.

Best Hair Styles for 2017

So 2017 is here if you have not realized yet. Maybe this is your year to change it up a bit and try something new. If this sounds like you and you are brave enough to drop your guard on you precious hair for a moment (it does grow back gentlemen, well for most of you) this video by Alpha M lays out some of the sexiest hair styles for 2017 with and honorable mention.

 

try out something new this year and let us know how it fits you.