If your home or office has been recently remodeled, painted, or new carpeting, an air scrubber may be beneficial to reduce fumes and particulates, and improve the air quality post-construction or post-remodel. Most people think air scrubbers are necessary only during disaster restoration, but this is far from the truth. Air scrubbers can be very useful to improve the air quality in a variety of non-emergency non-disaster situations.
After remodeling, there may still be construction dust from drywall mud, texturing and sanding. Fumes from newly applied paint can typically linger for weeks in air-tight commercial buildings and homes, and even new carpeting can give off fumes, releasing chemicals into the air you and your loved ones are breathing. Air scrubbers work to purify the air from chemicals as well as particulates after remodeling.
Air scrubbers come in a variety of sizes and capabilities, but they essentially work as giant filters. Air is pulled in and passes through a series of filters which can be specialized for a variety of uses, but even the most basic air scrubbers can remove airborne mold spores, construction dust, paint fumes and VOC’s given off by carpet and newly-upholstered furnishings. While an air scrubber CAN be used as a negative air machine, it is typically used as a stand-alone filter in the center of a room. It does not introduce new air into the space, nor does it remove contaminated air, it simply filters contaminants and particulates from the existing air in the room, and expels “scrubbed” air from which these fumes and dust have been filtered. Most air scrubbers can remove particulates as small as 0.3 microns in size with 99.97% reliability.
Whether you suspect mold or airborne spores, or you simply want to make sure your home or office is free of fumes given off by paint and carpet, contact Pioneer Restoration for the right technicians with the right know how to help you keep your environment safe and improve the quality of the air you breathe. Contact the IICRC pros at Pioneer Restoration now!