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Comply with Nail Salon Ventilation Code

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International Mechanical Code Requirements for Nail Salons


Ventilation Code for Nail Salons requires that each nail station (manicure and pedicure) have a source capture system that: is capable of exhausting a minimum of 50 CFM per nail station has at least one exhaust inlet, for each nail station, that is not more than 12 inches from the point of chemical application exhausts all source capture air from each nail station out of the nail salon and into the outdoor atmosphere (i.e. Outside Ventilation, Outside Venting, Outside Vent)
The use of Source Capture local exhaust ventilation systems is extremely important to the occupants of nail salons to help mitigate the potentially harmful effects of airborne contaminants, including ultra-fine particles and chemicals like acetone, isopropyl alcohol and formaldehyde.

To maintain safety to workers and customers, the fumes from these chemicals must be removed from the salon.

Ventilation Code 403.3 requires nail salons to have a source capture system at each manicure and pedicure station.

Based on the definition of a source capture system, the exhaust from a station in a nail salon is required to capture the air contaminates at their source and to exhaust such contaminates to the outdoor atmosphere.

A minimum exhaust rate of 50 cfm is required at each station, with exhaust inlets located not more than 12 inches horizontally and vertically from the point of chemical application.

Where one or more required source capture systems operate continuously during occupancy, the exhaust rate from such systems shall be permitted to be applied to the exhaust flow rate required by Table 403.3.1.1 for the nail salon.

HealthyAir® Source Capture® Systems
Meet Nail Salon Ventilation Code Requirements

Depending on design preferences, cost considerations, and mechanical parameters, the following systems may be used:

HealthyAir® Nail Salon Source Capture Fan-Filter Exhauster HealthyAir® Nail Salon Source Capture Fan-Filter Exhauster $1,125.00
Nail Salon Source Capture System - Single Station - HealthyAir® HealthyAir® Nail Salon Source Capture System - Single Station $1,225.00
Ceiling-Mount Source Capture System - Single Station - HealthyAir® HealthyAir® Ceiling-Mount Source Capture System - Single Station $1,550.00
Source Capture Air Purification System - Dual Station - HealthyAir® HealthyAir® Source Capture Air Purification System - Dual Station $1,555.00
HealthyAir® Local Exhaust Ventilation
Examples of typical HealthyAir® Source Capture Systems


At Healthy Air Inc. we understand the current salon ventilation requirements are aware of the design issues facing salon owners, architects and engineers. Whether your project is the construction and build-out of a new salon or a renovation of an existing salon, we’re here to provide free consultation and offer cost effective solutions to help you meet your design objectives.

While there are similarities in the overall approach to complying with salon ventilation codes, unique characteristics of individual salons often require customized systems.

HealthyAir® custom air purification and ventilation systems enable salon owners, architects and engineers to assess various parameters and make a determination of the ideal system that balances cost, performance, and aesthetics.

International Mechanical Code 2021 Reference

Minimum Ventilation Rates

Table 403.3.1.1

Occupancy Classification

Nail Salons b,h

Occupancy #/1000 Ft2

25

People Outdoor Airflow Rate in Breathing Zone

20

Area Outdoor Airflow Rate in Breathing Zone

0.12

Exhaust Airflow Rate CFM/ Ft2

0.6
Section 502.20 Manicure and Pedicure Stations. Manicure and pedicure stations shall be provided with an exhaust system in accordance with Table 403.3.1.1h. Manicure tables and pedicure stations not provided with factory-installed exhaust inlets shall be provided with exhaust inlets located not more than 12 inches horizontally and vertically from the point of chemical application.