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Choosing HEPA Filters for AbatementWhat You Need To Know About MOLD

Choosing HEPA Air Scrubbers and Negative Air
Machines for Mold, Asbestos and Lead Abatement

OmniAire HEPA Air Filtration Systems are used as air scrubbers and negative air machines on all types of abatement projects. They have a reputation for quality construction, reliable service and are often used on projects where DOP efficiency or equivalent tests are required before the equipment is used.

OmniAire HEPA negative air machines are sold throughout the USA and Canada and are exported worldwide. To assure our product electrical safety, machines are tested by TUV Laboratories to comply with UL and CSA/IEC safety requirements.

Features

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  • Variable Speed Control – infinite air flow adjustments for greater versatility
  • Great Portability – large, non marking casters, compact size, light weight
  • True HEPA Filters – 99.97% and 99.99% @ 0.3 micron efficiency, wood or metal frame
  • Economical to Operate – uses standard size HEPA filters, 12” deep
  • Quality Metal Cabinets – smooth surface for easy cleaning, easy maintenance
  • Safe to Operate – tested to comply with UL and CSA electrical standards and OSHA

Optional Accessories for Restoration

  • UV Germicidal Light Module – control of bio-contamination and odors.
  • PEROx Air Purifier – Destroys mold, VOCs, decay odors and bio-contaminants
  • Odorguard 600 Carbon Filters – controls VOC’s and odors; sizes from 2” to 12” deep •
  • Intake Manifold – provides for connection of flex hose to the suction side of the machine

 Equipment Size

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As mold abatement projects vary in size, accessibility and types of contaminants, the size of the equipment has to be considered. OmniAire HEPA negative air machines come in many sizes and configurations. To accommodate the variations of the required air flow, our variable speed controller is standard on most of our equipment.

 Need Custom Equipment?

If our specification sheets do not match your requirements, please contact us. We have a number of custom accessories such as higher efficiency filters, audible alarms, hour meters and other safety items. Most of our machines are also available with 230V 50/60Hz motors.

What do contractors need to know about MOLD and mold contamination?

There are thousands of species of mold and they are constantly around us, even in the air we breathe.

While most of us live our daily lives with no problem, there are others that either have or develop an allergic reaction to a toxic substance produced by mold called mycotoxins. Even this occurrence is not well understood.

Mold can grow on any organic building material if there is enough moisture. It grows on wood, drywall, paint, carpet and even plastic. Mold can start to grow in just 24 to 48 hours after the moisture is added to the organic material. Mold can destroy whatever it grows on and spreads rapidly as the spores are carried from place to place by air currents and ventilation systems.

Some States, i.e. California (Toxic Mold Protection Act of 2001), have attempted to define exposure limits to some of the common molds. However, through lack of funding and the complexity of the issue no one has been able to present a standardized solution. There is a consensus though on these three facts:

  • The source of the moisture infiltration must be corrected.
  • The area must be cleaned.
  • Mold and mold spores must be removed from the area.

How to become certified mold premeditator

Reputable mold remediators should posses one of two certifications:

  • Certified Microbial Supervisor (CMRS) from American Institute Air Quality Association (AMIAQ) or
  • Certified Microbial Remediator (CMR) from Indoor Air Quality Association ( IAQA).

They also should follow OSHA and other specified safety protocols to protect the health and safety of the mold premediators and building occupants. It is also recommended to carry multimillion dollar liability insurance to protect the client if the liability gets out of hand.

Training of your employees to recognize mold, where to look for it and how to remove it are absolutely essential. Improper removal can cause spread of the mold spores through a structure very rapidly.

Creating negative pressure containment around the work area with an OmniAire HEPA negative air machine is the most effective way to keep microscopic contaminants from spreading and contaminating clean and occupied parts of the structure.