Do Air Purifiers Eliminate Mold?
Mold, the disgusting microscopic fungi that invades your home, exposes you and
your family to severe health risks. Although mold comprises the "blue" of bleu cheese, it is neither tasty nor inviting when it's invading your
home. Now more than ever, allergy and asthma
sufferers (and even those who aren't allergic to mold) are looking for a solution to their mold troubles. Are
air purifiers the answer to mold problems?
Inside the home, molds like Alternaria, Aspergillus Chaetomium, Cladosporium, Fusarium, Mucor, Penicillium and Stachybotrys grow frequently in places
that are warm, damp, and dark. However, mold itself does not trigger allergic or asthmatic reactions. Instead, the microscopic mold spores (seeds) floating
through the air cause coughing, wheezing, stuffy and runny noses in those who are allergic. These awful mold spores make indoor and outdoor air quality
unbearable for some. As tiny mold spores float in the air and evade the protective mechanisms of your respiratory system, you'll find comfort in the fact
that there are effective ways to reduce and eliminate mold in your home.
Most air purifiers combat the multiplying presence of mold using a very powerful
weapon: the HEPA air filter. HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filters
excel at trapping microscopic particles. True or absolute HEPA filters must meet strict standards of efficiency, capturing a minimum of 99.97% of
pollutants at 0.3 microns.
As mold spores range between one and five microns in size, HEPA filters are certified and proven to remove all airborne mold spores. Thus, air
purifiers effectively eliminate mold. Ensure that your air purifier contains a HEPA filter by looking on the package. Each HEPA filter is marked
accordingly and represents the strict guidelines for which HEPA certification requires.
HEPA filters eliminate mold spores by filtering the airborne spores from the air and trapping them within the HEPA
filter. To effectively filter mold spores, place an air purifier in places where mold is frequently found: basements, bathrooms, kitchens, and rooms
with upholstered furniture. Replace your HEPA filter frequently, as advised on the packaging, to ensure that your air purifier will
continue to provide air free and clear of mold spores.
Austin Air Allergy Machine air purifier include HEPA filters
which consistently ranked as #1 in the world. Also included in the Austin Air Allergy Machine air purifiers is a special patented
HEGA (High Efficiency Gas Adsorber) filter which eliminates not only airborne contaminants like pollen, mold spores, and pet dander, but
also odors, gases, and smoke. This innovative combination provides fresher, cleaner air for you and your family.
For the best filtration of mold spores, an IQAir HealthPro Plus air purifier
provides better filtration of smaller particles than any air purifier available today. They HyperHEPA filter traps 99.95% of all particles, 0.003 microns or larger.
That's nearly 100x smaller than particles than what a traditional HEPA filter can capture.
For industrial strength protection against airborne contaminants, the
AllerAir 6000 series air purifiers come
with effective HEPA filters as well as two antimicrobial filters to eliminate mold, viruses, and bacteria. AllerAir air purifiers also come
with an activated carbon filter which eliminates Volatile Organic
Compounds, chemicals, gases, and odors.
However, nothing can top the air cleaning abilities of the NQ Clarifier. The NQ
Clarifier air purifier is the only air purifier we offer that provides five stages of unmatched filtration. Within the NQ Clarifier's five
stages of air purification are: a Polyester Pre-filter, a True HEPA filter, a carbon filter, a carbon post-filter, and two ultraviolet lamps
that efficiently kill airborne microorganisms. The NQ Clarifier air purifier offers hospital-grade filtration that will guard against chemicals,
VOCs, odors, pollen, bacteria, viruses, and of course, mold spores.
Also, to ensure that your home remains mold-free, use hygrometers and humidity gauges to monitor
and manage the humidity levels in your home. Mold loves humidity and thrives in areas that are damp and dark. After testing your home's humidity levels, use
dehumidifiers to lower the humidity if necessary, and place HEPA air purifiers in problem areas.
Air purifiers offer the perfect solution to filter out the dangerous and disgusting existence of mold spores. But if you are worried about the mold itself,
don't forget to vacuum! HEPA vacuum cleaner will eliminate the presence of the
dark and dingy stains of mold on your carpet and rugs. Vacuum regularly with your HEPA vacuum cleaner to ensure that your rugs and carpets remain clean of
Don't let mold take over your home. Get a HEPA air purifier to keep mold from making a colony out of your home!