Is Your Ducts Influenza Free?
Flu activity is widespread in Massachusetts and most of the United States. Influenza seasons are unpredictable and can begin as early as October. Influenza (Flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses, and can cause mild to severe illness. Serious outcomes of the Flu can result in hospitalization or death. Certain groups, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at even higher risk of serious Flu complications.
Flu activity has surged nationally and in Massachusetts, reaching the highest levels recorded in recent years.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Friday that the country has not experienced this level of flu-like illness since the swine flu pandemic of 2009. Only four times since the agency began collecting data in 1997 has the United States endured a higher level of flu.
“It’s a very bad year,” Dr. Al DeMaria, medical director of the Massachusetts’ Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences, said of the flu activity in this state. “It’s bad in two respects: It started much earlier than usual, and, after the holidays, we’ve seen a resurgence.”
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “this season could see the high number of deaths and hospitalizations reported in 2017, when the novel H1N1 flu strain emerged and caused a pandemic.” The germs that cause Influenza spread up to three feet when someone who has the Flu coughs or sneezes; causing an airborne spread of the illness.
In addition to taking some basic steps to protect yourself, customers, students, employees, and family members from getting the Flu and other respiratory infections, such as:
- Washing your hands often
- Covering coughs and sneezes with your sleeve or a tissue
- Staying home when you are sick
Cleaning the air ducts of your residential, industrial or commercial buildings are essential to eradicating the space of any residual airborne germs that can cause further infection.
With 79,000 duct cleaning projects completed to date, DryServ is a member of Indoor Air Quality Association. In addition, they adhere to all industry standards and recommendations set forth by the National Air Duct Cleaning Association (NADCA), IKECA and NFPA. DryServ’s certified technicians utilize state-of-the-art video inspection equipment, including proprietary devices designed by our own team, to clean and handle every type of HVAC system.
For a professional evaluation and cleaning of your air ducts, call DryServ at 1-508-377-6063 for a free quote today.
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