Protect Your Family and Home from Coronavirus

Protect Your Family and Home from Coronavirus
Message from the Shumate Family

We can only control so much. We all know that.

What we can control is our attitude, and our perspective. I choose to remain positive - even optimistic. I know we will all get through this difficult time.

And we will get through it the way we always get through trying times and challenges: Together.

In our own small part of the world, we have gone to extraordinary measures to protect our employees and customers.

Right now, there is so much more at stake than your air conditioning or heating, plumbing, electrical or even handyman issues.

That is, until they become critical. There are just some home repairs that simply cannot wait - or they lead to massive, and very real safety and financial problems, of their own.

So - if you need us - we WILL respond. We do not need to come into any contact with you or your family to provide service. We will keep you safe, while keeping your home working.

And you have my promise - we will not raise prices or service fees, period.

24/7/365 - if you cannot wait, call Shumate.

As you can probably imagine, the volume of requests is incredibly high - so responding to this email is not going to be the best way for us to insure you get the quickest possible service. If you need us for anything at all, please just give us a call at anytime: 678-SHUMATE / 678-584-0880

The Coronavirus has reached a critical stage, and looks to be the closest thing to a full pandemic we have seen in modern times.

That said, there is as much fiction as fact being rumored and reported.

We have done our homework, and we want to provide our customers with the best, most accurate details available today - including what the dangers really are, and what you can best do to protect you and your family home.


Cases of the Coronavirus have been found in countries all over the globe.

One of the facts you should know is that as of now, there are more cases of recovered individuals than new cases. Additionally, children and those with healthy immune systems who do contract the virus tend to have mild symptoms, and recover fully within a matter of days to weeks.

Here is an excellent resource for up to the minute data - including number of cases by country, and the outcome of those cases:

Coronavirus by the Numbers
model of virus

The only way to confirm that a person has contracted the coronavirus is with an official, specific lab test. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) here in Atlanta - symptoms of the coronavirus may appear in as few as 2 days, or as long as 14 days, after initial exposure.

How the Coronavirus Affects your Body

infographic from the cdc on the corona virus


There is no known vaccine for the coronavirus but here are some ways to protect yourself:

  1. Hand washing - while simple, and obvious - is a powerful tool in the fight against the virus. It is your second most effective weapon. To eliminate germs and virus from your skin, you must wash your hands vigorously with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. This should be done at least a few times every day, and ALWAYS first thing you do when you come home.
  2. Absolutely Avoid touching your mouth, nose and eyes.
  3. Do not come into close contact with anybody who is sick
  4. Try to maintain a 3 foot distance from you and other people


man changing air filter

An air purifier equipped with both a true HEPA filter and an ultraviolet germicidal lamp is the best defense against a wide range of airborne diseases including the coronavirus. Simply having a HEPA filter is not enough to remove microorganisms from your air. The size of the coronavirus is 0.125 microns. A Super HEPA is able to trap 99.99% of microns that are as small as 0.1. This is what is needed to capture this virus. The UV germicidal lamp is located within the confines of the HEPA filter. When pathogens are drawn into the air purifier, they are trapped onto the surface of the HEPA filter. The pathogens are then flooded by the rays of the UV germicidal lamp which destroy their DNA, effectively killing them. Certain pathogens require more time to eradicate, and this design allows for that. The placement of the UV lamp within the HEPA chamber also ensures that they cannot escape back into your airstream like other purifiers on the market.

graphic of an air filter cleaning particles


The dual effect of both the HEPA filter and the UV germicidal lamp's performance was tested by an independent laboratory. The study* showed the removal rates of airborne viruses at close to 99.999% rate at 340 CFM.


sick man with face mask

Though face masks have been selling out seemingly everywhere, the serious question is: do they actually protect you against the coronavirus? The unfortunate answer is NO.

Standard face masks are designed to block large particles and droplets, not small particles - including the flu virus or the coronavirus. Face Masks also do not kill the virus droplets that end up on the surface of it. Since this virus can survive from a few hours to a week - it ironically means that a mask containing virus particles can actually make you and others sick. And of course, masks cannot protect your eyes - which are also a very common point of entry for the virus into your body.

Learn more from the World Health Organization.

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