There was so much we didn’t know about the coronavirus back in March when the state implemented lockdown measures to control its spread. Eight months later, we know wearing masks and practicing social distancing can significantly reduce the risk. With employees returning to work in greater numbers and flu season around the corner, many are looking for other protective measures.
Top experts in indoor air quality are championing the use of air purifiers with high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters. Portable air cleaners may be particularly helpful for indoor spaces because they capture infectious aerosol particles that can remain in the air for 30 minutes or more.
Here’s why: air exchange is the length of time it takes for stale air to be replaced with fresh air inside a space. For an office building, it takes about four hours for the air to be exchanged. Using an air purifier can boost the exchange rate exponentially.
Electrostatic disinfecting is another highly effective preventive measure. The electric charged cleaning process has the potential to clean and disinfect a room in 5 minutes. And because electrostatic disinfection is done with a sprayer, it eliminates the need to touch surfaces. This removes the risk to transfer infection from one surface to another.
If you’re interested in adopting greater cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing processes, turn to the experts at SFM Janitorial. We’ve been providing cleaning solutions to businesses, schools, healthcare offices, and other facilities in South Florida since 1972.