The Benefits of HEPA Filters Against Allergies and Bacteria

Removing allergens and bacteria from your home or workplace is always a concern. The use of HEPA filters in vacuum cleaners and other appliances offers a variety of benefits to those who want to remove allergens and bacteria from any indoor environment. Their structure, process, function, and capabilities allow them to eliminate allergens and bacteria from a variety of environments and surfaces.

While allergens and bacteria are found in the air, they are most commonly found on surfaces like rugs, carpets, drapes, bedding, furniture, countertops, and floors. Using a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter on these surfaces will drastically reduce the amount of allergens and bacteria found on them.

How do HEPA Filters Work?

Our HEPA filters offer 99.97% micro-filtration down to 0.3 microns. When you choose a HEPA filter for your vacuum model, you can be confident that it’s improving the indoor air quality at your home or work.

They capture allergens, bacteria, and other particles through three interrelated processes:

  1. Interception – when a particle comes within close range of a fiber and becomes stuck
  2. Impaction – when a larger particle hits the fibers directly and becomes stuck
  3. Diffusion – when the smallest particles collide with gas molecules, slow down, and allow for interception or impaction

For maximum efficiency, HEPA filters need to be replaced approximately every six months. The frequency of replacement depends on the environment and the amount of particles they have to filter regularly.

HEPA Filter for Allergies: Remove those Allergens!

When seeking out solutions for allergies, the easiest fix is always to avoid your allergic triggers. This works in some cases – if you’re allergic to nuts, don’t eat nuts. If you’re allergic to wool, don’t wear wool. However, many allergens are prevalent in the air and can easily enter the home or workplace on clothing or shoes, or through vents or and open windows. These cases are where HEPA filter vacuum cleaners can do their job for you!

HEPA filters can help provide relief from a number of common allergens, both seasonal and year-round:

  • Sand, dust, and dust mites
  • Smoke
  • Pollens
  • Pet dander and pet fur
  • Mold spores

Pollen, pet dander, and dust mites are some of the most common allergies to which people have varied reactions. Because they are all slightly larger than 0.3 microns, HEPA filters in your vacuum cleaner can remove these whereas most regular vacuum filters may not.

HEPA Filters: Battling Bacteria and Mold Spores

Removing bacteria and mold spores from surfaces is a concern in any environment, especially those that need to be kept sanitary, like hospitals or clinics, or even closer to home – the kitchen and bathroom. HEPA filters are able to filter mold spores and bacteria from the air as well as sensitive surfaces in these areas.

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If you suffer from allergies at home or work or are concerned about bacteria, a HEPA filter in your vacuum cleaner may be the answer. Contact Janitized® to learn about the benefits of HEPA filters and to find the right filter to eliminate allergies and bacteria from your indoor environment.

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