Combating Coronavirus COVID-19 in Southern Maryland

by | Mar 12, 2020 | Coronavirus, General Information | 0 comments

The current outbreak stemming from a novel coronavirus, which has been named COVID-19 has prompted warnings from the CDC and The White House to prepare for the pandemic. In Southern Maryland, our communities are used to preparing for winter storms by stocking up on water and other essentials, but is your HVAC and indoor air quality prepared to deal with the calamities of viruses, bacteria, mold, and even the coronavirus?

Southern Pride Services Inc. is taking all necessary precautions as advised by the CDC to ensure we are providing the highest level of public safety to help combat the coronavirus. We know you are concerned about the health and safety of your family, and we want you to know that is our goal is to keep you and your family healthy during this outbreak and for the future.

 

What can I do to help keep my family safe?

As the novel coronavirus is being monitored as an airborne illness, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has released guidelines in regard to indoor air quality, commercial buildings, hospitals, and more. So, we know that many healthcare institutions have been putting protocols in place to protect patients, but what about our homes? What about the air our children and families are breathing in?

While you are practicing the essentials to prevent the spread of illnesses such as coronaviruses, by washing your hands, and staying at home while ill, are you unknowingly putting your family at greater risk with improper ventilation from coils that need to be cleaned, filters that haven’t been changed regularly, or humidity levels that help viruses incubate and circulate inside your home?

Air that’s not properly humidified has serious implications:

Dry air (improperly humidified air) can cause susceptibility to colds and flu viruses as well as respiratory infections, a leading trigger of asthma in children. Other issues can include static shock, dry skin, itchy eyes, and a sore, scratchy throat…but healthier air is in reach.

Southern Pride Services Inc. can install whole-home humidifiers as part of your home’s heating and cooling system and automatically deliver the perfect amount of humidified air, throughout every room of your home. Maintaining proper humidity levels in your home helps keep your airways healthy and reduces the incidence of illness.

We also offer an Air Scrubber which attaches directly to your HVAC system ductwork to remove air pollution, VOCs, surface contaminants, pet dander, odors, and dust, resulting in a cleaner, healthier and more efficient home. This is the same product used throughout hospitals and healthcare facilities to improve the air you breathe by using a high-intensity UV-C light making viruses and bacteria contaminate virtually incapable of reproducing.

Wrapping It Up

Improving indoor air quality is always a good idea, but with the flu, colds and the latest coronavirus pandemic, it is a necessity to take steps now to keep your family healthy by providing the best air quality possible within your home.

Southern Pride Service Inc. looks forward to providing the guidance you need to keep your family healthy and comfortable all year round.