Humidity in Restaurant Kitchens

If you are running a restaurant, poor humidity control creates problems that can actually drive away customers and hurt your business.

If you are concerned about the spread of COVID, humidity control should be a priority.

Some symptoms of poor humidity control that you may recognize are condensation, wet floors, and mold and mildew. Other things, such as failing gasket seals and produce spoilage can also occur. If you have glass doors and windows, you may notice condensation appearing on the glass. This is not a sign for prospective customers. When humidity gets really bad in your kitchen, or even in your dining room, floors can sweat or take a long time to dry after being mopped. This is a safety hazard. Nearly 3 million food service workers are injured in slip and fall accidents. Poor humidity control is to blame for wet and slippery floors. You probably know that high humidity can lead to the growth of mold and mildew in your home when you have humidity level problems. It’s just as likely to happen in restaurant kitchens and bathrooms. Mold can show up on walls and floors, on ceilings, and even inside the walls and air conditioning ducts. His problem can even lead to sick building symptoms, since you may not even be able to see the mold that is making people ill. Your rubber gaskets that keep your refrigeration equipment sealed can rot in high humidity. When doors don’t close properly, you’re running your electric bill up and causing food to spoil faster. It’s not only refrigerated food that may be getting wasted in high humidity. Produce stored in open air will spoil more quickly when you have humidity control issues.


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