How Does a HEPA Filter Work?
A HEPA filter is a unique air filter designed to capture up to 99% of debris floating in the air, most of which are as small as 0.3 microns. The filter is composed of twisted glass fibers that wind together to create a thick wall. When a particle enters the filter, it will either be removed by sticking to the fibers or being captured between them.
HEPA filters work to remove and reduce numerous types of air pollutants floating through your home or crawl space. This includes carbon monoxide, pollen, secondhand smoke, and mold. In cases of mold, we use air moving machines that have 2 HEPA filters to ensure our crew is safe and we rid your entire crawl space of mold.
This filter is very durable and can last for up to three years before it needs to be replaced. However, if you find that the filter is covered in debris, it’s best to change it as soon as possible. This way, it will continue to do a good job of filtering the air. There are a few HEPA filters that can be vacuumed off rather than being disposed of. This can be determined by looking at the front of the filter. If it has “permanent” stamped on it, it can be reused.
A surprising amount of air you breathe in your home comes from your crawl space. Do you know what particulates are floating around down there? Call us today and we will determine what unhealthy particulates are in your crawl space and provide a FREE quote to remove all those harmful particulates.