Why is Air Purification Important?
The recent Coronavirus pandemic has many business owners and property managers looking for ways to make their facilities safer beyond just hand sanitizer and surface disinfection. The SARS-CoV-2 is transmitted through respiratory aerosols and droplets that occur when an infected person talks, sneezes, coughs; so it makes sense to look for hygiene solutions that target the air, rather than already contaminated surfaces. Seeing as one study found that COVID-19 can last in aerosol form for up to 3 hours, finding ways to remove contaminants and disease-carrying aerosols from the air is another way business are trying to prevent the spread of the virus in their facility. However, there are lots of products out there that calm to purify the air which may not be as effective as you think.
What to Consider when Shopping for a Commercial Air Purification System
Ensure that the unit you are using is powerful enough to cover the square footage you need is the first thing you should do before buying. Measure the square footage of the area you wish to treat prior to installing the unit. Many units have a fixed amount of space it can cover and you may require more than one unit for consistent coverage throughout your facility.
Has the air purification you are looking for undergone the necessary third-party testing? Are there studies that prove its efficacy? The market has been flood with products claiming to kill the COVID-19 virus when in fact they don’t. It’s important to always do your research before buying a potentially phony product that could give a false sense of security.
Most modern air purifiers make a subtle noise that quickly fades into the background. However, some are noisier than others and can quickly become a workplace distraction. Before committing to an air purifier, ensure that it operates at a decibel level that doesn’t interfere with anyone’s work.
Letting your customers know what hygiene initiatives you’re taking is important in making them feel comfortable entering your facility. Peace of mind is valuable in a world of hygiene hypervigilance. Having signage that lets visitors know that the air they are breathing is being purified could be the deciding factor between you and a competitor. In a post-COVID world which will demand elevated hygiene, going above and beyond for the well-being of your staff and customers will matter more than you think.
What are the Differences between Air Filtration VS. Air Purification?
Air purifiers are designed to remove impurities and contaminants from the air, whereas air cleaning systems trap and filter contaminants. The biggest difference between the two systems is that air purifiers actually sanitize the air and remove contaminants all together, rather than just capturing them. Air purifiers target bacteria and viruses, targeting the cause of odours and illnesses at the source.
Business Air Purification Solutions
Below you can find information on just some of Citron Hygiene’s workplace air purification and sanitizing solutions that could benefit your business.
Jade Air Purification
The Jade Air Purification is a medical-grade air purifier that has been proven to give you surgically clean air by removing nearly 100% of all airborne contaminants and pollutants. Working around the clock to consistently target, this is the easiest way to ensure improved indoor air. Jade uses UV-C+ light, TiO2 Catalyst and Hydroxyl Radicals to target viruses, bacteria and fungus at their source.
SaniZone Air and Surface Hygiene
SaniZone Air and Surface Hygiene works to target contaminants in the air as well as on surfaces. This service improves the overall hygiene of spaces by using UV-C light, Photoplasma, Ozone and Hydroxyl Radicals, and Negative Ions to target bacteria, viruses, mould and fungus at their source. Proven to show a 99.99% inactivation of the SAR-C0V-2 virus in less than 1 second, and a 99.99% reduction in surface contamination after 2 minutes, this powerful unit is shown to provide a safer indoor environment.
Partner with a Trusted Hygiene Service Provider
Pairing air purification with other infection-prevention measures like having hand sanitizer and PPE Disposal, professional disinfection, surface treatments, and social distancing, will help give peace of mind and mitigate the risks illness. Finding the right solution for your business can be an overwhelming process however Citron Hygiene offer a wide range of commercial air purification solutions and we can provide expert advice on the best one for your business’ needs. Citron Hygiene has been building healthier spaces for over 45 years, helping businesses equip themselves with everything they need to stay open, or re-open safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Speak to a Citron Hygiene Specialist or contact us to get started.