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What is an Air Scrubber and How Does it Work?

One of the tools that our SERVPRO team uses for all types of disasters to your home is our air scrubbers. These crucial machines help to stabilize the environment and the breathable air within a property through the initial and continued steps of the restoration process. In this video, our own Connie Da Costa explains what an air scrubber is and why it is so important to the work that we do every day for those affected by disasters throughout our communities.

The air scrubber itself has many applications throughout the work that we do in this industry. First and foremost, the machine you can see in the video here (HEPA 500), is used to promote air quality for both our technicians working on a job site and occupants of the property as well. The machine can pull particulates and debris from the air during demolition, mold remediation, and through early stages of fire damage recovery.

Additionally, the machine can help to trap mold spores moving throughout a home during mold remediation work. Mold spores exist on a microscopic level in almost every environment we encounter, but only become dangerous or hazardous when the conditions get met for colonization. The HEPA 500 pictured here can trap traveling mold spores to prevent them from seating into surfaces and materials throughout the affected area.

In the same way, air scrubbers can get used to provide negative air pressure to help in isolation protocols. Mold removal and asbestos abatement require an isolated area to prevent the spread of the hazard elsewhere in the property, and the air scrubber can help to provide this seclusion.

When air quality and isolation are necessary on a project, our technicians know that this equipment can help to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the work that we do. Our SERVPRO of Campbell restoration team can help you by using industry-leading equipment like this to overcome the effects from any disaster you might experience in your home or business. Give our rapid response team a call anytime that you need us at (408) 371-4001.