How to Disinfect the Air
January 11, 2022 Leave a Comment
Air quality is one of the most important parts of indoor hygiene. With chemical pollutants being such a prominent part of most buildings, it's become harder to maintain good air quality, especially in active commercial environments and healthcare spaces. This is especially true for heavily used and trafficked areas like schools and places destined for the treatment of various infectious diseases; places like doctors' offices, hospitals, care facilities, etc. Some of the most widely used cleaning products have harmful chemical properties, and fresh air circulation, in even the most well-ventilated facilities, does not remove some of the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) they emit. Facing these and other challenges, the priority for businesses, healthcare facilities, and other public spaces is to disinfect the air using cost-effective products that have demonstratable and verifiable results. The ideal is to use products and solutions that will get you the optimum results without harming people and the facilities. Read on to find out how…
What Is Good Air Quality?
Good Air Quality refers to air with a low concentration of pollutants, bacteria, and other harmful microorganisms. It results in a cleaner environment, with safer spaces for humans and other living beings, like animals and plants.
The UCAR Center for Science Education states that air quality is affected by the influence of people, wind, and temperature changes
. The air is constantly moving from one spot to the next, carrying other elements with it and making it difficult to sustain air quality through consistent, reliable means. When it comes to indoor spaces, there should be enough sources of fresh air to allow circulation while keeping the air inside from becoming stagnant. Moreover, disinfecting practices should not come in the way of clean air, which rules out a considerable number of traditional disinfectants due to the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) they release into the very air we're trying to preserve.
Why Should Air Quality Be a Priority?
As businesses slowly ease back into the social dynamics that were commonplace pre-pandemic, owners' have the responsibility of making the air safer to prevent the spread of infectious diseases through contagious viruses and bacteria. As Honeywell states in the piece "Is It Safe to Return to the Office?
" poor air quality affects a working environment on multiple levels, disrupting business continuity and accelerating the deterioration of surfaces through mold buildup and other moisture-induced problems.
This is only one of the most notable aspects to come to the discussion when addressing the importance of disinfecting the air. The truth is that air quality should be a priority in all spaces meant for social exchange, even in areas where said exchange is surface level and more importantly in settings where human interaction spans hours and days on end (schools, universities, hospitals, long-term living facilities, etc). As stated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor air collects more pollutants than outdoor spaces, and the average American spends 90% of their time indoors.
Steps in the right direction include:
- Improved ventilation: Fresh air circulation is essential to keep spaces dry, which prevents the concentration of moisture and all the problems that go with it (fungi, mold, mildew, etc). It also makes it easier to dispel the contaminants that slip into your spaces. If a room doesn't have windows or screened doors, the installation of upgraded air conditioning systems, trickle vents, and fans should be a priority.
- Air purifiers: They complement a room's ventilation system, doing wonders to reduce the spread of airborne pathogens and contaminants. If such systems are out of your budget, natural purifiers like plants and essential oils are a good starting point to preserve air quality in small spaces.
- Electrolyzed water: Electrolyzed water disinfectants—killing germs, viruses, and bacteria floating in the air or nesting on your surfaces. It surpasses the disinfecting power of traditional products while keeping the air free of toxic residue, regardless of how often it is used inside a room. Electrolyzed water also represents an affordable solution that reduces storage expenses and simplifies cleaning practices at large. See GenEon's Air Study White Paper.
How GenEon Technologies Helps You Disinfect the Air
Good Air Quality entails sustainable solutions that actively encourage a cleaner environment without adding to the waste of natural resources. GenEon Technologies offers a solution to all public health concerns, producing general-purpose cleaners, degreasers, sanitizers, and disinfectants through electrochemically activated water and our signature on-site generation (OSG) technology. Our products represent an accessible solution to disinfect the air and make sustainable cleaning the norm.
The results of a study conducted by the DENTAL ADVISOR Microbiology Research Center show that GenEon's solutions considerably improve the air quality in high-risk areas that call for constant sanitizing and disinfecting. After using GenEon's MIST
to spread the disinfecting solution made from the Trio Rx
, the bacterial load amount was greatly reduced, proving the effectiveness of our solutions when used together inside medical facilities. As proven by the study, our disinfecting products neutralize the spread of contaminants without releasing equally harmful chemicals in the process.
Having 80-200 times the disinfecting power of chlorine bleach, GenEon's solutions kill 99.999% of harmful germs, viruses, and bacteria in less than 60 seconds. GenEon's OSG devices require little training and can be introduced into all types of industries without straining their resources, thanks to a simple system that increases workability and promotes safer cleaning practices. Microbiological testing labs and universities have proven GenEon's effectiveness when it comes to reducing harmful contaminants on surfaces and in the air. Our technology has become the ultimate solution for hospitals, supermarkets, schools, gyms, and hotels all over the country.
You need to disinfect the air properly before you can make indoor spaces safer against germs, viruses, and bacteria. GenEon's products and solutions represent a simple way to do this while protecting the people around you. Don't hesitate to contact us to learn more about the technology that makes this possible by filling out the form on our website. Whether you want to protect your work environment, healthcare facilities, or your community's recreational spaces, GenEon Technologies is your best ally.
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