Cleaning The Air, A Necessary Step In Disaster Remediation

Disaster Remediation is often a long-term project, with various stages before a room can be restored. One of the most vital stages is cleaning the air.

In the aftermath of disasters, the air can become polluted with hazardous particles for most living creatures. This can be smoke, mold spores, vaporized chemicals, and more. If left unchecked, these airborne particles can cause untold damage to a person’s body.

Unlike hard surfaces like floors or walls, cleaning the air can seem to be an impossible task. However, the air can be cleared with the right tools, making a space safe to be in again.

What is an Air Scrubber? 

An air scrubber is an air-purifying device that removes pollution from the air. Some air scrubbers can be attached to an HVAC system, while some models are self-contained systems. For commercial use, portable air scrubbers are a popular choice for those that work in areas with contaminated air. 

How Does An Air Scrubber Work? 

Air scrubbers draw the air in the room into the system, forcing them to circulate through a series of filters that “catch” the particles in the air. This process will continue until the indoor air quality has improved, which can last for several hours.

If the system has a HEPA filter (also known as a “high-efficiency particulate air [filter],” then at least 99.97% of dust, pollen, mold, bacteria, and any airborne particles with a size of 0.3 microns will be removed. Some scrubbers have carbon filters for odor control, which attract odor-causing particles that stick to the carbon on the filter.

What Do You Need An Air Scrubber For? 

Industrial air scrubbers are used when a space needs to be thoroughly cleaned; otherwise, it would not be safe for humans to be in the area for an extended time. The air scrubber’s filters remove those harmful particles, making it a safe space for workers. The type of disaster can vary, from rooms damaged from smoke to severe flooding. For almost every natural or man-made disaster, the air scrubber’s filtration system can clean the air. 

Choosing the Right Air Scrubber

There are many options to choose from, based on the cubic feet of the room, budget, and the airborne contaminants present. At Thermal Flow Technologies, our team of professionals will be happy to help you get started with the right equipment for your disaster remediation. Chat with us or call us today to learn more about selecting an air scrubber.

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