According to both the CDC and the National Restaurant Association, one major area they recommend restauranteurs should focus on improving prior to fully opening is their indoor air quality (IAQ).

Poor indoor air quality is a significant concern for restaurants, especially at a time when health is foremost in everyone’s minds. Aside from good hygiene and sanitation, there is now a critical need to ensure safety for the customers and employees. Studies show a number of coronavirus outbreak cases can be traced to indoor spaces with poor air quality issues such as restaurants. Harmful pollutants, inadequate ventilation and high or low humidity and temperature can cause health symptoms such as dizziness, headaches, nausea and a general feeling of discomfort.

Providing a high-quality dining experience is not just about the quality of the food. When customers are hesitant to dine in restaurants and employees complain of feeling sick while working, restaurants need to step up their game when it comes to health and safety standards, which includes improving indoor air quality.

By optimizing air quality, restaurants can ease customers’ anxiety over the risk of virus exposure and transmission while providing a safe and comfortable environment for the staff. As customers look for clear evidence that the restaurant is a safe place where they can enjoy themselves, owners can leverage on this by sharing information about their indoor air quality practices that signifies their commitment to providing a clean, safe, and comfortable environment.

In this new era, businesses that understand how to keep customers safe – and effectively communicate their efforts – will be the ones who win.

The quality of the air inside the restaurant has indeed become an essential factor to safely re-open and stay open for business. Following the standard guidelines for hygiene and sanitation is no longer sufficient to ensure health and safety. A better understanding of your restaurant’s indoor air quality and where issues are most likely to occur is a good starting point to improve your IAQ.

This is how we do it:

Site Audit and planning. HawaQ Team will inspect the site, review as built drawings, and collect the necessary information. Detailed plan for the contentious Indoor air quality monitoring shall be shared with the Clients.
We will identify the gaps in the indoor air quality and recommending solutions for improvements.
Eliminating the odors everywhere inside.
Monitoring. We will install the necessary number of the monitoring devices to begin immediately monitoring the quality of the indoor air. We will monitor Particulate Matters PM 2.5and PM10, Carbon Dioxide CO2, Total Volatile Organic Compounds TVOC, s , Temperature and Humidity. Carbon Dioxide CO2, Total Volatile Organic Compounds TVOC, s , Temperature and Humidity.
Quarterly reports on the status of the air quality with recommendations for improvements.
Indoor air and surface disinfection using various technologies.