Homeowners in Victoria, Cowichan, Duncan, Nanaimo, Parksville, Qualicum, Courtenay, Comox, Campbell River, and Port Alberni Home now have the offering of Green Cleaning – HEPA vacuum cleaning services for contaminated areas using only true commercial-grade, certified HEPA filter vacuums.

The use of HEPA vacuums is an essential part of green cleaning and provides many benefits for people who are health conscious. HEPA stands for “High-Efficiency Particulate Air,” which is an efficient air filtration system designed to eliminate all allergens and airborne particles. It can remove at least 99.97% of particulates as small as 0.3 microns. HEPA filters can trap a large number of small particles that other vacuums simply can’t.

Traditional cleaning services remove only large particles, while dismissing the smaller particles of bacterias in a new area.

HEPA vacuums are great for people who have allergies, asthma, respiratory disorders, or pets. Some business advertises the use of HEPA filtration, but for it to be classified as “true HEPA,” it must meet HEPA specification. A True HEPA Vacuum must not have any leakage of dust around the filter. HEPA vacuum is designed to ensure that all air is passing through the filtration system and meet HEPA standards. Many vacuums can install HEPA quality filters into their machines, but they are not designed to guarantee that all the working and cooling air will go through the filters.

How HEPA Vacuums Work

When professionals talk about HEPA vacuums, they refer to the type of filter used within them. Made of fiberglass, the fibers that make up a HEPA filter are between 0.5 and 2.0 micrometers thick (one micrometer is one-thousandth of a millimeter) and arranged randomly. A HEPA filter’s design causes the fibers to trap the particulates in different manners, including:

Interception: Fibers trap nearby particles that are 0.4 micrometers and larger.

Impaction: A vacuum’s air stream makes it impossible for particles that are 0.4 micrometers or larger to avoid the filter’s fibers.

Diffusion: Gas molecules within the HEPA filter collide with particles that are as little as 0.1 micrometers or smaller as they pass through the fibers. When the particles bump into gas molecules, they become trapped in the fibers via the interception or impaction process.

In addition to the filter’s design, the effectiveness of a HEPA filter depends on a vacuum’s airspeed. While HEPA filters trap odor-causing bacteria and particulates, they do not filter odor molecules or gasses.

Pacific Decontamination Services only use true certified, commercial-grade HEPA filter vacuums.

We hope you won’t ever find yourself requiring green cleaning, but, if you do, reach out to Pacific Decontamination Services at 778-269-0208 and talk to us.

Not only will we neutralize all dangerous bacteria, but we will also help you root problem solve your rodent problem without having to subscribe to a monthly pest control service.

Pacific Decontamination Services uses the world’s strongest, most effective and safe antimicrobial disinfectant, deodorization and chemical decontaminate. Our professional application will eliminate up to 99.99999% of any allergen, germ, bacteria or fungus that it touches. AND as powerful as it is, it is also completely safe.

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