AIR SCRUBBERS & HEPA FILTERS FOR MOLD AND AIRBORNE CONTAMINANTS
What Is An Air Scrubber?
As part of all of our remediation protocols, we utilize air scrubbers and HEPA filters to help restore air quality and remove airborne contaminants. An air scrubber is a portable filtration system that removes particles, gasses and/or chemicals from the air within a given area. The air scrubbers draw air in from the surrounding environment and pass it through a series of filters to remove contaminants; the airborne contaminants, such as mold, are trapped inside and filtered through a yellow hose that leads to the outside of the property. This process is called negative air pressurization. As a general rule you should achieve a minimum of 6 ACH. This means that an air scrubber must complete six air changes every hour, or one every 10 minutes. Our process at Miami Mold Specialist will over capacitize the usage and increase the ACH to cover more CFM (cubic feet per minute) and reset the air 60-120 times during the span of the remediation service.
What Is a HEPA Filter?
HEPA is an acronym for “High Efficiency Particulate Air”. This acronym refers to a filter that is manufactured, tested, certified, and labeled in accordance with current HEPA filter standards. HEPA Filters can remove at least 99.97% of dust, pollen, mold, bacteria and any other airborne particles as small as 0.3 microns in diameter. Filter efficiency studies have shown that 0.3-microns is very close to what is known as the “Most Penetrating Particle Size (MPPS)” for HEPA filter media.
The ultra-fine, glass-fiber medium captures microscopic particles that can easily pass through other filters by a combination of diffusion, interception and inertial impaction.