The hospitality business is a high-producing revenue industry that is centered around leaving a lasting, positive impression on Customers through customer service, accommodations, and the overall quality of the environment throughout the facility in the main areas and rooms of the establishment. Throughout this expanding industry there are many different facets that can include hotels, motels, apartment and condominium buildings, and even dormitories in universities and schools.
This industry typically experiences high-traffic and fast turnover rates which can lead to and progress the development of odor problems in the indoor space. Some odor issues that are commonly dealt with in these types of businesses are smoking odors, mildew and mold odors, and even pet odors in some cases. Therefore, the integration and placement of odor control and ventilation systems throughout these indoor environments is a necessity to create a pleasurable environment for Customers and to help increase Customer retention in the future.
Indoor Air Quality in Hotels & Other Indoor Hospitality Businesses
Increasing amounts of attention is being turned to indoor air quality conditions and the impact of poor indoor air quality on Customers and staff in these hospitality industry businesses like hotels. Hotels, in particular, deal with a wide range of air quality problems within their walls – especially odors and chemical smells that many Customers will complain about upon the introduction into the environment. Whether it be a foul mildew smell in the air from old carpeting or upholstery, or potentially the residual odor(s) of other occupants in the space prior to their arrival such as other guests, renters, or owners.
Air Pollution in Hotel/Motel/Dorms/Apartment Industries
The significant issue of air pollution and air quality is a growing problem throughout these industries, as more and more focus is being highlighted on the impacts of tainted air quality within indoor environments by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). According to the EPA, the indoor air concentrations of pollutants are often 2 to 5 times higher than typical outdoor concentrations and indoor environments with higher foot traffic like these businesses can experience sometimes heighten levels of airborne pollution in their indoor air. These alarming air quality statistics have placed more emphasis on the importance for these businesses to center their focus on improving and maintaining quality indoor air.
Not only are airborne odors within these indoor businesses a problem, but also airborne germs and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emissions into these environments. Volatile organic compounds can be found in a variety of cleaning agents used in these areas, and these chemical compounds can elicit symptoms in some individuals that are exposed to them in the air, such as nausea, dizziness, fatigue, and respiratory irritation. In addition, airborne germs can be another major risk in high-traffic environments like hotels/motels/apartments/dorms as people emit and spread their germs throughout the space.
Mold Problems in Hospitality Businesses
In most large structured hotels/apartments/dorms there will be extensive air handling and duct/ventilation systems that works throughout the entire area. These systems are critical to ventilating, cooling/heating the environment, and helping to filter the indoor air of pollutants. However, these systems can also create some significant problems in the environment such as the development of moisture issues which can develop into mold growth. This development happens when the coils in the air handling system get damp and moist which can elicit the production of mold – and mold can significantly taint the indoor air quality of an environment.
If mold develops and begins to spread in a hotel or other similar business, the occupants will likely deal with health issues due to the exposure, which will ultimately taint the experience of the Customer(s). Therefore, having in place effective air quality solutions to mitigate the potential mold growth, along with the other likely pollutants in the indoor air of these businesses will aid in the overall quality of the environment.
OdorKlenz® Commercial HVAC Filters & Air Purifiers
The hospitality industry is increasing their use of air quality control solutions into their facilities by integrating commercial HVAC filters and standalone air purifiers within this environment. And thus, the OdorKlenz® engineered odor control and chemical solution is becoming a popular air quality solution for hotels/apartments/motels/dorms that are easily integrated these air quality products into their indoor facilities. The proprietary OdorKlenz® materials consist of safe, earth minerals that allow for containment and neutralization of a broad spectrum of noxious and toxic chemicals and odors from an indoor environment. These proven and tested OdorKlenz® materials are highly efficient “adsorptive neutralizers” for chemicals making them not only competitively advantageous, but very commercially attract.
The OdorKlenz-Air for HVAC Filter can simply be utilized in the central air system(s) for broad spectrum odor and chemical neutralization in the air, including particulate removal as well. These filters will last in the air handling system for up to 4 to 6 months, providing this industry a cost-effective air quality solution. In addition, the OdorKlenz Mobile Air Systems may also be utilized in these industries to work as stand-alone air filtration for smaller environments 1,000 sq. ft or smaller to rapidly filter the indoor air using the same OdorKlenz® materials in the system along with HEPA filtration for fine particulate removal.
OdorKlenz has been third-party tested by some of the leading laboratories around the world including Battelle Memorial Institute, Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC), Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, and others. In addition, the OdorKlenz technology has undergone extensive in-house testing against a broad spectrum of noxious and toxic chemicals and odors, including the OdorKlenz materials effectiveness in commercial industries for odor control.
The testing graphs below represent the OdorKlenz engineered technology’s effectiveness in comparison to other commercial grade air quality solutions.
Air for HVAC Filter
The OdorKlenz-Air Cartridge for HVAC systems eliminates pollutants, odors and corrosive gasses associated with indoor air quality problems without releasing chemicals, fragrances, or masking agents back into the environment. The cartridges install right into your system and treat the air as your system is running and begins to immediately improve indoor air quality the moment installed.
✓ Technology originally designed for chemical warfare decontamination
✓ Patented Earth Mineral Technology works to attack the VOC and break down on a compound level.
✓ Can be incorporated into an existing air handling system (HVAC) and configurations, or used in portable/mobile air filtration systems
✓ No chemicals or masking agents
✓ Will not release any chemicals back into your environment
✓ Offers superior performance when compared to commercially available counterparts
✓ Comes in a variety of custom sizes and depths