Minimizing Spread, Easier Cleaning
With the immediate effects of maintaining indoor humidity between 40-60%RH in mind, we can also spotlight a key benefit: it can be easier to keep indoor environments clean and sterilized. For example, say that an employee comes into the office with a flu; they touch three door handles, open the communal fridge, and then sit at their desk. That’s a lot of touchpoints as it is, so there’s a higher risk of the virus spreading through the office, especially if it has an open-concept layout.
Next, the employee is sent home to recover. If the indoor relative humidity is in that ideal zone of 40-60%RH, only those who came over to interact with them or sat close by are at immediate risk. The same goes for anyone who came into contact with the same touchpoints. This makes it easier to perform a thorough cleaning without disrupting the whole office while also minimizing the risk of spread. If the same environment didn’t have proper humidity control in place, aerosols distributed by the ill individual could easily spread to more employees and visitors.
Quicker, More Effective Action
Stopping the spread of any viral pathogens is critical to keeping operations smooth, at optimal efficiency, and safe for employees. Maintaining indoor relative humidity enables faster risk assessment and more effective isolation procedures as, otherwise, it can be next-to-impossible to stop bacteria from getting into ventilation and spreading from person to person. This is particularly true for extremely infectious viral strains such as COVID-19 and seasonal flus.
In the end, having an effective airborne infection control strategy demands proper humidity control. Regardless of whether you operate in a commercial or industrial application, provide critical local services or otherwise, the team at Condair has an ideal, energy-efficient solution waiting for you. Contact us today to learn about our humidification solutions, available in various load capacities to suit operations of all sizes.