In Wake of COVID-19, More Businesses Invest in Air Purification Systems
Nancy Webb has a knack for taking care of people, especially at her Golden Valley restaurant Good Day Cafe.
“I care very much. We’re like a family here. The employees, staff and guests are like family,” Webb said.
So when news broke about COVID-19, Webb didn’t hesitate to install an air purification system called Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization.
“For me, I call it my little virus zapper,” chuckled Webb.
The device connects onto the HVAC system and it’s supposed to kill 99% of pathogens.
The device generates naturally occurring ions through a building’s ventilation system. The ions attach to particles, pathogens and gases. Once attached, the charged ions steal hydrogen from the pathogens, reducing the infectiousness of the virus.
“The ionization cleans itself, which requires no maintenance,” explained Webb.
Since the global pandemic, installation of air purification systems have been common among corporations and businesses including Bassett Creek Dental in Golden Valley.
“I think a lot of patients will see this in the medical setting because its all about filtering the air to remove any virus or bacteria particles,” said Dr. Jeffrey Steele.
Dr. Steele said there are three such air systems in the office.
“It filters 99.97 percent of all particles to 0.3 microns, so that’s a pretty small particle,” he explained.
But the air purifying systems don’t exempt sanitizing and cleaning. Instead, Webb said it’s just the extra cherry on top.
“I feel like I’m providing the safest environment that I can,” Webb said.