Roger The Plumber, a local plumbing, heating and air conditioning service company, advises homeowners to consider using an air scrubber or an air purifier to improve indoor air quality and to help prevent the transmission of seasonal viruses.

An air scrubber produces negative ions that are meant to attract air pollutants too small to be removed by standard air filters. As air travels through the air scrubber, negative ions are released into the home and attract bacteria, pollen and other allergens. As the ions form a bond with the pollutants, the newly-formed particles become too heavy to float in the air and are pulled into the home’s ductwork system, where they land and stick to the air filter. 

An air purifier is a device that captures and destroys air pollutants. Air purifiers are typically installed inside a home’s ductwork and are designed to clean air through the polarization process. They are just as effective at improving indoor air quality as air scrubbers.

Roger The Plumber General Manager Ian Williams says, “The spring flu is at an all time high right now and homeowners should be thinking about ways they can reduce their risk of catching a nasty virus. We recommend installing an air cleaning device, such as an air scrubber or an air purifier, to help prevent the spread of allergens and viruses year round.”