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Mold growth on your walls and ceilings can be a nightmare for any homeowner and renter. While proper cleaning practices and good ventilation can be helpful for preventing mold, preventing mold growth in older and/or smaller homes can be challenging, particularly in wetter, more humid parts of the country.
If you are tackling a persistent mold problem in your home, using air purifiers can be an effective and inexpensive way to catch airborne mold spores and prevent new patches of mold from forming. Air purifiers will also help to prevent health conditions that can be caused by airborne mold spores, which is very important for people with serious mold allergies.
If you are looking for an air purifier that can efficiently and effectively destroy airborne mold spores in your home, HEPA air purifiers are the gold standard. Here are three reasons why air purifiers with HEPA filters are ideal for home mold prevention.
Purification At Microscopic Scales
High Efficiency Particulate Air filters, or HEPA filters, are made from multiple layers of woven fabric mesh. Each individual mesh layer is woven extremely tightly using very fine fabric threads, which are arranged in a semi-randomized pattern for maximum efficiency.
To be legally sold as a HEPA filter, the finished filter must able to catch particles that are as small as 0.3 microns in size — several hundred times smaller than the width of an average human hair. This is significantly smaller than any type of mold spore currently known to science.
This makes HEPA air purifiers ideally suited for mold prevention in homes, and allows a well-placed purifier to catch virtually every mold spore that passes through it.
Air purifiers that use HEPA filters tend to have lower maintenance requirements than other types of air purifier. They are very mechanically simple compared to more "modern" purifier types, such as air ionizers and UV light purifiers, and are generally less likely to suffer from malfunctions. If and when they do break down, most HEPA purifier components can be repaired or replaced.
The actual HEPA filters in your HEPA air purifier usually have to be replaced every year or so, and may need to be cleaned periodically depending on the type of purifier you choose. While these tasks can be a minor hassle, HEPA air purifiers have much lower maintenance requirements than some other types of air purifier; for example, carbon filtration air purifiers must have their filters changed every 3–6 months.
No Ozone Generation
Ionizing air purifiers (also known as electrostatic air purifiers) can also be effective at catching and containing airborne mold spores. However, they produce significant quantities of ozone, a dangerous form of oxygen, which can accumulate quickly in poorly ventilated rooms and lead to serious health and respiratory issues. HEPA air purifiers do not produce ozone or any other harmful by-products.
For more information about air purifiers for mold, contact a local air purifier supplier.