Posted on: March 30, 2020
By: Alan O'Neill
Posted in: Press Releases
Never have these basic human needs been more important than during the current COVID-19 outbreak. In an unprecedented crippling of America – and Houston – schools are closed, restaurants are limited, sports are canceled, and we’ve been grudgingly introduced to a new lifestyle mandate: Social Distancing.
As the coronavirus infection rate rises and the death toll commences in the Houston-area, families are taking appropriate, immediate action in the form of self-isolation, vigilant hand-washing and home-schooling. But the pandemic scare is also forcing Houstonians to ponder a bigger picture and ask themselves: “What else can we do?”
A sliver of sunshine permeating our otherwise darkening skies, there is good news. Simple steps can help protect your family. In the form of cleaner air. And purer water. Right in your own home.
“We must be prepared for anything and everything, not just with this virus but moving forward,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and one of America’s leading medical voices during the COVID-19 outbreak, said during a NPR radio interview on March 12. “It would be prudent for families to invest in some type of air and water purification system. In the future – in an ideal world – we’d hope these systems become standard.”
Next-Gen products such as the REME HALO® Air Purification Systems can kill 99% of viruses in your home. Whole-House Carbon Water Filtration, Water Softeners and Reverse Osmosis equipment can dramatically reduce water contaminates, making it better to taste and safer to drink. In addition to healthier skin, true, ionized soft water can extend the life of expensive appliances such as dishwashers, washing machines, water heaters, faucets and fixtures.
Both pandemic-proof products can be affordably installed and maintained by the licensed HVAC professionals at Abacus Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electrical.
“Poor water quality can wreak havoc on our plumbing systems, and also our bodies,” says Abacus Water Treatment Operations Manager, Shane King. “Our carbon filtration system will make your water both easier on your skin and easier on your wallet.”
In early March, an investigation by Houston TV station KPRC 2 uncovered high levels of a toxic and cancer-causing chemical – chromium-6 – in the city’s water supply. The most dangerous readings were found in zip code 77099.
With no federal mandate to control chromium-6 in drinking water, local congressman Al Green wrote to Congress asking the Environmental Protection Agency to put safety standards in place.
The result? “The EPA, in my opinion, has been dragging its feet,” Green said. “We’ve got to get the EPA to understand this is critical crucial and important. Until then, being pro-active is the best safeguard against harmful water in your home.” Says King, “Bottom line: Our filtration system is the best defense against toxic water in your home.”
As for safer air, The REME HALO® will purify your home at its source: the HVAC system. Its patented technology is hospital tested and military approved to reduce allergies, fight odor and kill 99% of bacteria, mold and viruses.
“We haven’t come across anything that it can’t handle,” says Rene Luna, whose company has been selling REME HALOs to Houston distributors since 2006. “It doesn’t wait to clean the air in the equipment, it actually cleans your air and your living space. It’s by far the leader in the industry.”
Though equipment testing has not yet specifically been performed against COVID-19, the REME HALO® has been approved to combat Staph (MRSA), SARS and e-coli. The latest systems include LED Ultra-Violet lighting and features dual ionizers that eliminate airborne particulates such as dust, dander, pollen and mold spores, reduce “sneeze germs” by three feet, and kill viruses left behind on surfaces.
Luna, an executive at The Partner Group – serving a four-state area including Texas – says he’s seen orders for the REME HALO increase “1,000 percent” in the last two weeks.
“We represent 16 other products, but this is the one people are asking for,” he says. “In a three-foot range, it will kill 99 percent of germs. With what we’re dealing with now, and probably again in the future, that’s a very valuable defense.”
Abacus Plumbing so trusts the REME HALO® that it’s installed in the company’s HVAC systems. As an additional measure for employee safety, the company is adding the CAPTURA HEPA to its filtration system.
“To help keep our employees as healthy as possible, Abacus installed the same air filtration equipment in our offices that we install in our customer homes,” says Abacus Founder & CEO Alan O’Neill. “In an essential business like ours, we have to do everything possible to help prevent our team members from allergies, germs and viruses. We owe it to our employees to invest in their health, and our customers who depend on us to be ready to serve 24 hours a day.”
The air you breathe. The water you drink. The health and safety of your family. With a couple of simple steps, Houstonians can transform panic.. into peace of mind.
Abacus Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electrical is a full-service residential contractor serving greater Houston since 2003. Abacus is a member of the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce and has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau of Houston. Abacus is licensed, insured and offers 24/7 emergency service. To learn more about Abacus Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electrical, visit www.abacusplumbing.net. License Numbers: ALAN O'NEILL M-20628 | TACLB82488E | TECL 30557