4 Reasons to Switch to HEPA today!
Asthma affects approximately 20 million Americans and an estimated 50 million Americans suffer from allergies according to Web MD. Allergies and asthma are both worsened through exposure to poor indoor air quality.
Air quality is something that we have a lot of power to influence simply by adapting some of our cleaning processes. Vacuuming with HEPA certified vacuums can go a long way towards accomplishing our cleaning goals.
- Allergens & Asthma - HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) certified vacuums and filters capture 99.97% of allergens and asthma triggers down to 0.3 microns in size. (For reference; human hair is approximately 70 microns in diameter.)
Bacteria - Nasty Respiratory Triggers such as bacteria can be as small as 0.4 microns in size.
- General Wellness - Poor indoor air quality can cause a frightening array of symptoms ranging from headaches and fatigue to nausea, dizziness and shortness of breath.
- Save Money - Annual savings and productivity gains can be as much as $6 to $14 billion from reduced respiratory disease and $1 to $4 billion in savings from reduced allergies and asthma.
The Carpet & Rug Institute has initiated a vacuum cleaner and Indoor Air Quality (I.A.Q.) testing program that identifies vacuum cleaners that have met the stringent industry standards for all 3 conditions:
- Efficiency - Soil Removal
- Emissions Dust Containment
- Surface Appearance Change
You can rely on independent certifications such as HEPA and CRI (Carpet & Rug Institute) to help guide you to the leading products in cleaning for health.
As Rich Stanley, Senior Regional Manager for ProTeam, aptly put it in his recent interview with CleanFreak.com, “HEPA filtration takes cleaning to the next level. It improves the indoor environment for the occupants.”