Importance of AC Duct Cleaning during Covid 19 Pandemic:
During the initial onset of covid -19 Air Conditioners were discouraged as there were suspicions that the SARS virus could cling onto the ac ducts and air vents, however there is no conclusive evidence of any sort about the same. The increasingly hot and humid weather conditions that people are experiencing this summer and the lack of evidence as mentioned above lead to the increasing use of Air Conditioners.
To Clean or not to Clean: That is the Question
If Air Conditioners are not sanitized in time, dirty ducts can potentially recirculate germs and infections. Whichever way you look at it, that’s bad for indoor air quality. With regards to Covid-19, the public perception has been that the virus is transmitted only through direct contact, such as through droplets and from surface contact. However, dirty ventilation systems may be behind transmission too.
With these developments coming to light, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has released a statement urging disinfection and changes to ventilation and filtration systems to reduce the risk of infection spread. The UAE is predominantly an arid land with temperatures reaching 45 °C (113 °F).and high humidity averaging over 90% which in general makes the weather unbearable making the use of Air Conditioners nearly unavoidable. However when used it must be disinfected routinely and maintained with great care not just due to Covid 19 but also to keep to safety in general. Most Air Condition manufacturing companies provide sanitization and disinfection services and fervently encourage it, as well as advocate use of ACs atleast once or twice a week to keep it active and a certain level of cleanliness.
Ignorance is Bliss but Knowledge Pays
There are quite a few cases where people have experienced that apartment buildings, Villas, offices, schools, and universities with common areas such as hallways had a higher pressure than the apartment, rooms or offices which led to the tenants having to experience illnesses that was passing from individuals in the common areas. It was discovered that particles were being distributed in the airspace throughout the entire common areas and pushed into the occupied rooms thus causing diseases to those in other areas and even in different parts of the buildings because of AC systems served multiple common areas.
According to the CDC and their understanding of the COVID-19 virus, the transmission of the disease between human being is due to close contact of one another and through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person discharges these droplets through coughs or sneezes. When a person coughs or sneezes not only large droplets that can be seen by the naked eye discharged but there are also minute micro-droplets that are created. These micro-droplets have a possibility of remaining suspended in the air or circulated through an AC system.
We must keep in mind that although there is no concrete proof available to exactly determine how small or large a role such ducts play, internationally acclaimed organizations and experts have repeatedly cautioned the public on the use and maintenance of Air Conditioning systems as well as their hygiene, sanitization and maintenance to be performed.
Duct Cleaning Approaches
Although there are many approaches to duct cleaning, certain methods are set as industry standards. The prioritization given currently is for the safe sanitization and disinfection of ducts .During the cleaning process we make sure that further contamination is not caused due to the dispersal of dirt particles around area affected. We use special tools and techniques to achieve it. Commonly AC duct cleaning is performed every 2 years. Depending on the age and condition of the ducts sometimes it is performed more frequently. Our AC duct cleaning experts analyze your ducts at home or office and will suggest an appropriate plan of action. Once AC duct cleaning is completed, your AC duct will be both clean and safe.
A Professional Approach to Duct Cleaning
Sanitization and Disinfection of Air Conditioning units are often a bit tricky if handled by non-professionals but Worry no more! Delight International Facilities Management have got you covered, send us a mail or give us a call. We Guarantee, professional, fast and reliable AC service at your fingertips.
We provide AC Duct disinfection and sanitization services all across UAE and is a crucial part of us, being in the facilities management industry. Delight International Facilities Management has been providing AC duct cleaning and sanitization services for both residential and commercial units all across UAE for over 25 Years and our record speaks of our quality. Be it any brand of Air Conditioning units, formerly installed or serviced by any other service provider our team of prized technicians are always available at your service.
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