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    Hi I'm the landlord of a groomer. She has a great business and they are good tenants. My other tenants don't have any complaints with the business. My question is they are complaining about humidity and odor from after the shop is closed for a while and the come in the next day or after the weekend. This space has central air and can control the humidity with no problem but they leave the door open to help air the shop out and that in my opinion defeats the purpose of the air conditioner. Do most groomers have exhaust fans to get rid of moisture in your bathing rooms. Do you have any suggestions on what we can do together to them to help?

    Thanks Paul

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    Leaving the door open DOES defeat the ourpose. Who on earth does that??? I'd be worried about breakins (or walkins). But, yes. Exhaust fans help. I don't have one, and my shop doesn't smell. It sounds to me like something is not clean. Do a deep clean. Under. Over. On. Everything. Look for hair built up. DO not turn the AC OFF when closed. Also, us a UV light. Talk to the HVAC guy you use. Those kill viruses, bacteria and reduce smell. No need to leave the door open. Then, they can run an ozone/uv light for a few minutes every night. I'll get you a link to my blog post. Smell is not normal unless they are not cleaning well.
    <a href="http://www.groomwise.typepad.com/grooming_smarter" target="_blank">My Blog</a> The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. –Mark Twain

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    • #3
      https://groomwise.typepad.com/.a/6a0...4631dfe200c-pi

      And https://petairapy.com

      Also. If they are worried about dampness then add a dehumidifier to the ac unit. Again, the hvac guy can help.

      But nothing is going to work until the door is shut. I would be a nervous wreck with a door open and dogs inside. It is an escape ready to happen.

      Btw kudos for being an involved landlord. This isn't your problem and you are searching for an answer. My landlord won't currently come repair a piece of missinf roof fascia...
      <a href="http://www.groomwise.typepad.com/grooming_smarter" target="_blank">My Blog</a> The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. –Mark Twain

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      • #4
        I am a grooming business owner and I also own the strip center we are in. We do use PetAirapy.com. Of course that door needs to be closed. But I would make sure at the same time of starting to use it to clean out the HVAC. Get it inspected. I would check to make sure smells are not coming from tub/pipes. You know the smells when you walk past old bars saloons? Sometimes in an extra humid time we have used portable dehumidifiers. Are they doing towel laundry there? They have commercial formulas for soaps from hospital supply companies that truly sterilized. Are there cages steel or laminate? Should be sterilized daily. If old wood ones, check for mold. AC filters?

        Petairapy can kill all the molds, viruses etc and even on surfaces.

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        • #5
          Good post Particentral. We have a portable Petairapy when we heard talk about it here 2 years ago.

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          • #6
            Since I don't really want to eat up my time with a salesperson trying to sell me something, how much do these cost roughly? Why can't companies just put their pricing on their website? So annoying.

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            • #7
              I don't remember the actual price but there is a smaller portable unit that could be used in mobile as I remember. But the Oasis might be good for you. http://dog-groomer-air-purifier.com/ They have one for mobile vans for $199.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by cockerlvr View Post
                Since I don't really want to eat up my time with a salesperson trying to sell me something, how much do these cost roughly? Why can't companies just put their pricing on their website? So annoying.
                I can pm you some options from other sources if you like.
                <a href="http://www.groomwise.typepad.com/grooming_smarter" target="_blank">My Blog</a> The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. –Mark Twain

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Particentral View Post
                  I can pm you some options from other sources if you like.
                  Can you pm me too? I don't ever have a smelly shop but I love the idea of killing germs

                  Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk

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                  • #10
                    We ended up with the petairapy and love it. Does clean out smells really good too. From what I hear they last a long time. My one groomer with allergies said she notices a difference.

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                    • #11
                      OP during the most humid parts of summer we run a dehumidifier all night and get a quart or more out of it. And we don't live in a big humid area. They could do that. Do they leave towels out drying. Some groomers wash towels and leaving hanging on a rack when they don't have a dryer. That really adds humidity. Sounds like they could still use a dehumidifier.

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                      • #12
                        Bingo! I worked at places that air dried their towels at night and it was like overwhelming with extra moisture. If you are going to have a washer get the dryer! Humidity like that kicks you in the butt with potential for mold and mildew.

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                        • #13
                          Didn't finish. They had a lizard come into their house and it would eat them. No kidding.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Particentral View Post
                            I can pm you some options from other sources if you like.
                            I missed this, but yes, interested please when you get a chance. I know you're dealing with a lot right now.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by pauld View Post
                              Hi I'm the landlord of a groomer. She has a great business and they are good tenants. My other tenants don't have any complaints with the business. My question is they are complaining about humidity and odor from after the shop is closed for a while and the come in the next day or after the weekend. This space has central air and can control the humidity with no problem but they leave the door open to help air the shop out and that in my opinion defeats the purpose of the air conditioner. Do most groomers have exhaust fans to get rid of moisture in your bathing rooms. Do you have any suggestions on what we can do together to them to help?

                              Thanks Paul
                              Yes it does defeat the purpose. We would use a dehumidifier in addition. By morning we could have to empty in bad humidity. I agree washing towels and leaving to air day is no help at all too.

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