Flooding due to burst pipers, leaked faucets, or a natural disasters are bad enough; but they actually do more than cause damage to your property, appliances, and furniture. Excess water also means the proliferation of molds and other possibly harmful bacteria both in the water damaged areas as well as the air. If not addressed properly and in a timely manner, this could cause health risks and even further property damage, not to mention, leave lasting, unpleasant odors.
Water damage restoration equipment like air scrubbers come in handy in such situations. Contractors like Rare Restoration & Cleaning use professional-grade air scrubbing equipment to clean, as well as deodorize the air in water damaged homes and work spaces. Basically, air scrubbers feature air filtration systems that “scrub” the air to get rid of particles, gases, chemicals, and odor-causing bacteria.
Air scrubbers are typically used after all surfaces in the damaged area have been thoroughly dried and cleaned up. This type of equipment is highly essential in the restoration of your water-damaged property back to its original condition. The quality of air scrubbers would rely on the quality of filters inside. HEPA filters, for instance, can trap up to 99.7% of air particles as tiny as 0.3 microns.
Air Scrubber Specifications
Filters are the most important component of air scrubbers. When the equipment draws in air from the surrounding environment, the air passes through a series of filters that trap air contaminants. Clean air is then released back into the area. There are many trusted brands that offer effective filtration systems.
Measured in cubic feet per minute (CFM), airflow would vary based on the air scrubber model used. Heavy-duty air scrubbers generate larger CFM compared to smaller, more portable models. On the other hand, lightweight air scrubbers make less noise than their industrial counterparts.
Air scrubbing units may come in either single speed or multiple speed types. Some water damage repair jobs may require slower or faster speeds, depending on the setup. This is where multiple speed air scrubbers would come in handy.
Air scrubbing equipment would typically be placed at the center of the area that needs cleaning. In cases where there is a lot of area to cover, more than one air scrubber may be used by the contractor all at once. Water damage repair technicians would have to replace filters from time to time so as to prevent cross-contamination. This is why you should only seek help from experts who are trained and certified in safe and up to date water damage restoration procedures.
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