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HEPA Filters Used During Mold Remediation

6/14/2018 (Permalink)

We use different pieced of equipment in our industry and the filters that we use in those filters are just as important as the piece of equipment. When doing different types of restoration work we will set in the space what we call air scrubbers.  These air scrubbers contain HEPA filter units that collect air borne particles that their size is 300 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair. To a HEPA filter, catching a one-micron particle is like stopping a cotton ball with a door screen.  When doing mold remediation we use these air scrubbers but we also will use HEPA vacuums to clean surfaces and trap the particles. 

HEPA filters were invented during World War II to remove and capture radio active dust particles that would present a health hazard to researchers. It was invented to protect the human respiratory system.  HEPA filters are the top form of air filtration.

We also use HEPA filters in our HEPA vacuums when cleaning so that contaminants are not released back into the air.

Using proper filtration is vital in the mitigation industry. You can depend on SERVPRO of Iowa City/Coralville. 

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