Air Scrubbers vs Air Purifiers | H.T.R. is here to settle the score

That musty scent creeping through your home likely warns of an extensive mold colony releasing spores unseen. The dangers go beyond just smelly air – microscopic mold particles trigger allergic reactions and long-term lung inflammation when inhaled. Yet locating the source remains difficult when colonies hide and multiply behind walls, under materials, and inside HVAC systems. Though not visible, the health threats persist. Surface cleaning or duct filtering cannot fully eliminate these deeply embedded spores. 

Complete circulation coverage from flexible unit placement

HVAC systems no doubt filter some air through small fixed vents. But, the vast majority of air volume in a home blows past unchanged. Whole-structure circulation coverage from these limited ducted intakes proves impossible. Portable commercial-grade air scrubbers offer flexible spot treatment by containing and then thoroughly filtering problem areas independently. Easily relocated as needed, units strategically placed to capture contamination exactly where it hides. Ductwork rarely reaches mold-prone flooded corners, crawlspaces, attics, and more. Adjustable scrubbers do this by actively collecting particles ongoing.

Higher capacity designs mean faster air turnover

In addition to strategic setup, air scrubbers built for particle remediation also filter much greater cubic feet per minute than home HVAC fans. This increased airflow translates to faster complete air turnover within the contained space. More air changes hourly ensure swifter removal of all lingering mold spores through repeated collection. Pair sufficient circulation capacities with HEPA filters tailored to microscopic allergens, and air scrubbers easily outpace typical household ventilation. What may marginally assist against air quality issues proves wholly inadequate against contamination elimination.

Value of specialized remediation

General cleaners, protective equipment, and purification methods help reduce some basic air pollution. However, utilizing equipment designed expressly for the particle size and hazards involved becomes critical with legitimate contamination like mold, asbestos, silica dust, and more. Air scrubbing units developed by damage control industry experts specifically for these dangerous microscopic threats ensure efficient, high-volume capture and containment. Renting commercial-grade remediation machines grants reliable, lasting peace of mind compared to consumer-grade products when health worries hang overhead.  

Utilize air scrubbers as part of a full protocol

While air scrubbers effectively trap mold spores circulating through the air, eliminating growth requires a comprehensive process that also addresses the following.

  • Supply removal – Physically clean up any water damage and moldy materials allowing colonies to thrive.
  • Surface disinfection – Apply antimicrobial treatment to kill the remaining spores not removed.
  • HVAC cleaning – Ensure ductwork not spreading spores back into the space post-remediation.
  • Negative air containment – Seal off the affected area to prevent cross-contamination during work. 
  • Follow-up verification – Confirm safe spore levels through professional testing before occupancy.

Don’t keep breathing in potentially hazardous mold particles – contact Damage Control 911 of Orlando today to discuss renting industrial-grade air scrubbing systems guaranteed to trap and eliminate spores. Let us help refresh your indoor air quality.