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Hepa Filters

9/29/2015 (Permalink)

Using a hepa filter to purify the air in a manufacturing facility which required air quality testing in Scranton, pa.

Non-HEPA vacuum cleaners don't help with mold problems. Mold spores are too small to be trapped by the filters in non-HEPA vacuums. Most mold spores simply end up passing through the vacuum, out the exhaust and into the air.

This can even make things worse since mold spores that were on the floor get blown into the air. This is why many people's allergic reactions actually increase after vacuuming with non-HEPA vacuum cleaners. Make sure especially to never vacuum over mold growth with a non-HEPA vacuum.

One exception where vacuuming with a non-HEPA portable vacuum cleaner can help is if the vacuum exhausts its air outside the home. Central vacuuming systems that exhaust the air outside also remove mold spores from the home.

if you experience a mold issue call the professional at SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge at (570) 235-1646. We use IICRC standards in our process. We are the leading mold, water, fire, smoke and bio-hazzard cleanup and restoration company in Lackawanna county. We service all of the Scranton/Wilkes-barre area. 

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