So let's clean the air
The findings have helped us understand that regular maintenance on AC units, (which ensures that systems are free from bacteria, viruses and fungi,) is incredibly important when looking to restart buildings in a post SARS-CoV-2 [Covid] world. Cleaning, sanitising and disinfecting surfaces to reduce the incidence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus contamination has been the central quality guideline of governments around the world and products which effectively kill the virus, should be included in future PPM visits.
So which products are suitable for SARS–CoV-2 cleaning?
The SARS-CoV-2 virus, like other pathogens, can be killed and reduced on surfaces if the right chemical products, with the right efficacy standards, are used.
HVAC industry leading disinfectant products such as CondenCide, RTU ECD and Gel ECD both comply with phase 1 and 2 industrial BS EN standards including the EN 14476:2013 + A2 2019 anti-virus standard. These products have been tested to kill 99.99% of all human corona viruses, bacteria, fungi, and spores. It is important that all parts of the air conditioning system are cleaned and disinfected and a full 15-minute contact time to kill and remove full spectrum of bacteria, fungi, spores, and viruses as well as the usual gunk that harbour these germs is recommended.
How often should systems be cleaned?
With the current worldwide situation, systems could be cleaned with as much regularity as every 3 months to ensure peace of mind for occupiers. Worldwide easing of lockdown measures is gradually happening across the world and the need for these systems to be effectively cleaned with proven SARS-CoV-2 killing cleaning chemicals, is paramount to restarting buildings back up.
Aspen Pumps Group have created a downloadable 'Pre Planned Maintence (PPM)' form which you may find useful with every maintenance visit.