Right now, you’re probably doing everything you can to keep your facility, staff and customers safe: wiping down door knobs, cleaning surfaces and potentially even suspending operations until the threat of COVID-19 subsides. While these measures are all incredibly important, there’s another crucial part of your facility that you don’t want to miss — your HVAC system.
Your HVAC system is vital to the overall health of your facility, but without proper maintenance, it can foster mold, bacteria and viruses. If any of these contaminants are present in your HVAC system, they could potentially spread throughout your entire facility via your air ducts. Due to the added threat of the novel Coronavirus, you might want to consider adding a disinfectant coil cleaning solution to your preventive maintenance plan.
Elevate your coil cleaning
In times like this, it’s comforting to know you have options to keep your facility protected. While traditional coil cleaning can help you tackle routine dirt and grime buildup on your condenser coil, we recommend adding a coil cleaning solution that is registered and tested to kill the SARS-CoV-2 virus, known to cause COVID-19. This type of coil cleaning solution does not have to be rinsed, stopping the spread of any contaminants via runoff or airborne droplets.
Given that this type of solution is no-rinse, the application process is a little different than a traditional coil cleaning:
- Your evaporator coil will be brush cleaned to remove any built up dirt, dust and grime.
- With the evaporator coil exposed, your BFC technician will then spray the coil using the disinfectant spray.
- After the coil cleaning solution has soaked for three minutes, any viruses, bacterial and mold spores will be eliminated, including SARS-CoV-2.
This type of coil cleaning service should not be directly accompanied by a traditional coil cleaning service, as the excess water from the traditional coil cleaning service will dilute the disinfectant properties. However, we do recommend that this service is accompanied by an air filter replacement service to ensure any particulate trapped in the air filters are removed, as well.
A healthier facility
Until the danger of COVID-19 subsides, it makes sense to do everything you can to maintain a clean, safe facility. If you’ve had to suspend operations at your location, this is a great opportunity to “reset” your HVAC system and ensure you are ready to open again as soon as this blows over.
Likewise, if your store has remained open, it's a good idea to regularly disinfect this critical piece of equipment while you have customers and employees coming in and out of your location. However, it’s important to note that this coil cleaning solution only kills contaminants that are already present in your system; if the virus enters your HVAC system after you’ve used this disinfectant, you’ll need to spray your coils again to remove the virus.
Even after the threat of COVID-19 passes, this service is a great option to protect your staff and customers from other airborne illnesses such as influenza and common colds — making it a great addition to your overall preventive maintenance program.
BFC Solutions is here to help you and your facility make it through this crisis as smoothly and safely as possible. To schedule a disinfectant coil spray at your facility, get in touch with us today.
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