In most cases when there is an airborne pathogen outbreak in a hospital, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommend patients be placed in a room with isolated HVAC systems and exhausts.
Although most of us can't have an isolated system in our home, we can help prevent the spread of airborne pathogens- by having our air ducts and air handling units cleaned.
When a person is sick with the flu, they may cough or breathe infection into the air. The air passes through the HVAC system (through the return vents, to the air handler, through the ducts and out the supply vents) and can easily contaminate surfaces and other rooms in the home.
The best method of defense is to have a NADCA certified professional inspect and service your HVAC system regularly.
If you would like to schedule an appointment for an HVAC Duct Inspection, please call: