The loss of productivity due to an outbreak of the flu or colds in the workplace can be devastating. The costs add up in lost productivity with sick days and health expenses for a business.
Airborne viruses can spread rapidly in a commercial building with poor ventilation and poorly maintained commercial HVAC systems.
Here is a list of strategies to prevent airborne illnesses in the workplace.
Poor Ventilation Increase Illness and Reduces Indoor Air Quality
Modern construction creates tightly sealed buildings to conserve energy. This new construction norm has greatly increased the potential for stagnant air that breeds contaminants such as viruses, bacteria, and mold.
These pollutants become trapped inside of poorly maintained commercial HVAC systems and are recirculated through the indoor air. This can be a leading cause of office illness outbreaks.
“According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), some of the most common causes of poor indoor air quality include high humidity caused by poor upkeep of ventilation, heating and air conditioning systems.
Bacteria and viruses that cause respiratory infections can more easily multiply and spread in uncontrolled humidity conditions.”
These Five Steps Can Reduce Airborne Illness in Commercial HVAC Systems
Maintaining your HVAC system parts will improve indoor air quality and prolong the life of your commercial HVAC system.
During the cleaning process, we will also inspect for any damaged ductwork that can prevent proper airflow.
We highly recommend speaking with one of our commercial HVAC technicians to discuss the effectiveness of a commercial air purification system.Modern technological advances use UV light, bi-polar ionization, and oxidation which can greatly reduce the transmission of airborne contaminants in the workplace.
Keeping standing water off of and away from rooftop units and boiler pans can reduce the potential of spreading airborne particles.
Partnering with a commercial HVAC professional to improve your air quality and prevent airborne illness is very important in maintaining workplace productivity…
Our four decades of experience as a seasoned commercial and residential HVAC maintenance contractor AirPro Houston provides you with the skill and expertise to assist you with your air duct cleaning.
We have financing options available with great options with up to 72-month terms with approved credit. Call us today at 281-880-8805 and let us partner with you for all of your HVAC repair and installation needs.