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Poor Air Quality in a Commercial Kitchen Can Have Devastating Effects

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There are a lot of reasons that a commercial kitchen manager needs to worry about the quality of the air. Restaurant exhaust hoods can make a big difference when it comes to keeping grease out of the kitchen, making a kitchen safer, and preventing smells and heat form making its way into the dining room. That said, many restaurant owners don’t know how serious it can be if your exhaust hood isn’t doing a good job.

Poor air quality can lead to life-threatening problems

Bad air quality does a lot more than make it hard to breath. Poor air quality for an extended period of time can lead to asthma and respiratory symptoms such as sneezing and coughing. If that’s not scary enough, consider that it can even lead to lung cancer. No restaurant manager wants to be responsible for their employee’s death due to poor kitchen ventilation.

Symptoms of issues caused by poor air quality

There are a number of symptoms that your kitchen staff may exhibit if they’ve been affected by poor air quality. This includes itchy eyes that water constantly, regular headaches, getting dizzy for no reason, feeling nauseous, vomiting, an irritated throat, ear infections, frequent nosebleeds, a skin rash, pain the in the chest, pain in other muscles, unexplained fever, and chills.
Do these seem like minor issues? Consider that they can get much more serious. Not only can poor air quality eventually lead to lung cancer as described above, but even this seemingly minor symptoms listed above can become much more serious. For example, did you know that regular ear infections can lead to permanent hearing loss and even total deafness?

The good news is that there’s an easy fix

If the air quality in your restaurant has become unbearable then it’s time to reach out to Hoodmart. We can go over your kitchen specs with you and let you know what your options are. Whether your budget is big or small, whether your kitchen is tiny or enormous, we have the equipment that can help make your kitchen safe to work in.

By selling directly to restaurant managers like yourself, we’re able to keep our costs low by cutting out the middle man. By specializing in a single aspect of commercial kitchens, we’re able to maintain our status as experts in the field. Reach out today for the solutions you need.

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