As businesses around the country work to keep buildings safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals are no exception. As medical workers treat people suffering from this deadly infection they must also maintain the highest cleanliness standards. Sterilization and disinfection of surfaces is standard practice, but air filtration and ventilation are equally important. Using a host of services to improve indoor air quality helps in preventing COVID spread. The health of staff and patients depend on it.
The Role of HVAC in Preventing COVID Spread
Successful infection control starts with a good plan. Pure Air Controls provides this with a host of Building Sciences and Remediation services. This includes testing, disinfection, restoration, air purification, and monitoring.
Baseline IAQ Testing
Baseline IAQ testing provides the insight hospital managers need to take action. With this information, they can make plans for HVAC equipment. This could include restoration or replacement. Likewise, they can deal with any maintenance and repair issues necessary for preventing COVID spread in hospitals.
HVAC Hygiene Assessment
An HVAC hygiene assessment provides information on the entire system. In this case, that includes inspection of coils, drain pan, blower, and all ductwork. Additionally, air pressure and airflow receive evaluations. Next, testing for bacteria and fungi gives building engineers the data needed to schedule repairs and make changes to airflow to prevent COVID spread.
HVAC New Life restoration includes several disinfection and restoration services. PURE-Steam cleans the evaporator coil and gets deep inside the AHU and ductwork to restore it to near factory specifications. Temperatures up to 350° F kill viruses but also mold and bacteria.
PURE-Duct assists restoration process by cleaning the air duct system and component. It utilizes with high-pressure air turbulence. This pushes dust and debris through the ductwork where it is removed with a strong negative air HEPA vacuum. PURE-Duct is performed section by section under containment protocols which are monitored to prevent cross contamination.
IAQ Guard Monitoring
- Relative humidity
- Particulate matter
If the sensors detect a change in levels, the team gets a notification. This information is key to preventing COVID spread.
Air Purification Technology
Providing good air quality is an ongoing concern for hospitals, however, it is not enough to test and disinfect. Effective tools in keeping inside the air safe and free from viruses are air purifiers. True HEPA Air Purifier is an air-cleaning device that detects motion can then adjust to current room conditions. Multi-stage HEPA filtration removes viruses, allergens, and contaminants as small as 0.3 microns. True HEPA Air Purifier devices also remove the chemical odors common in nursing homes and hospitals.
PURE Plasma uses bipolar ionization to destroy viruses and prevent the spread of COVID. For this service, devices mounted on HVAC equipment work 24/7 to filter viruses out of the air and improve IAQ. In addition to pathogens, Pure Plasma rids the air of dust and pollen as well.
Prevent COVID Spread Today
Above all, as the fight against the coronavirus continues, it is important to remember that no single solution exists. In fact, a combination of services is the most effective way to manage risk in preventing COVID-19 spread in buildings. Above all is the safety of staff and patients. So, contact Pure Air Control Services today to get started. Call 1-800-422-7873 today. Or email us here.