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Allergens / HEPA Vacuum Cleaners

Consumers who are concerned about allegens should consider using a vacuum that has "HEPA filtration". 

Mold spores and many allergens are just sucked up and blown around with many vacuum cleaners.  Your home or office should stay cleaner and occupants should breathe easier.

Please contact our office to schedule:
Radon Tests / Mold Assessments (inspections) & Sampling
Formaldehyde & VOC Tests / Allergen Screening

Radon & Mold Professionals Toll free: (800) 881-3837
195 5th Street, Bonita springs, FL 34134 .... (239) 498-4619
188 1st Street, Bonita Springs, FL 34134 .... (239) 948-9717
radonandmoldprofessionals@gmail.com or radonandmoldprofessionals@comcast.net

7 types of Allergen Tests

1.  Cat Dander
2.  Dog Dander
3.  Cockroach
4.  Dust Mites
5.  Mouse
6.  Rat
7.  Indoor Allergen Group Cat, Dog, Cockroach, and Dust Mites

 
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http://www.allergybuyersclub.com/compare-vac.html

“Want to figure out the best vacuum cleaner for you? We have summarized the pluses and minuses of the top brand Hepa vacuums for you to compare into a handy chart below. If you click on any vacuum cleaner below, you will find detailed product reviews by our experts and customers plus star rating explanations.”

 

Want a vacuum cleaner with HEPA filtration?

 

“HEPA filter doesn't mean the vacuum offers HEPA filtration performance. HEPA is a slow airflow media but vacuum cleaners are higher airflow machines. This creates a problem because if the air can't go through the material, it will bypass it - flowing around the filter rather than through. In the majority of vacuums this is exactly what is happening.

HEPA  filters should capture 99.97% of particles that are as small as 0.3 microns. To put this into perspective; mold spores are 3 to 10 microns and a human hair is 40 microns.


To be sure you're getting genuine HEPA filtration you should buy a machine costing over $200. Buy a vacuum cleaner that states the filter is 100% sealed. A sealed unit prevents the air from flowing around the filter; this vacuum will cost more because air tight containers require rubber gaskets and more thorough manufacturing.

Some brands that offer genuine HEPA, are the Electrolux Oxygen 3 vacuum cleaner, or the Eureka HP6855A vacuum cleaner, or the Simplicity Synergy. These are just three brands of many.  Filters for a true HEPA vac will cost between $75 to $100.”

Simple steps to clearing the air at home

By MARY VUONG Copyright 2008 Houston Chronicle

Oct. 19, 2008, 12:06PM 

“Have the system checked semi-annually and cleaned about every five years, Fellman suggests. Also, change the filter monthly or as needed. You don't need a $50 filter, a high-efficiency $15 model does the job well.

Select a filter that is pleated and at least an inch thick, adds Travis West, director of the association's Houston chapter and owner of Building Air Quality in The Woodlands.

Vacuum smart. Enlist a machine with a HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filter, which traps very tiny airborne particles that can harm asthma or allergy sufferers, newborns and others.

Turn on the fan of the air conditioning unit when you vacuum so particles become airborne and trapped in a good-quality filter, West says. Also tackle standing dust with a damp mop or rag at this time.”

icial Journal of The American Academy of Pediatrics http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/118/6/e1909?maxtoshow=&hits=10&RESULTFORMAT=&fulltext=mold&searchid=1&FIRSTINDEX=0&sortspec=relevance&resourcetype=HWCIT“Molds are multicellular fungi that are ubiquitous in outdoor and indoor environments. For humans, they are both beneficial (for the production of antimicrobial agents, chemotherapeutic agents, and vitamins) and detrimental. Exposure to mold can occur through inhalation, ingestion, and touching moldy surfaces. Adverse health effects may occur through allergic, infectious, irritant, or toxic processes. The cause-and-effect relationship between mold exposure and allergic and infectious illnesses is well known. Exposures to toxins via the gastrointestinal tract also are well described. However, the cause-and-effect relationship between inhalational exposure to mold toxins and other untoward health ….”

mold exposure • health effects • allergies • hypersensitivity pneumonitis • mycotoxins • hemosiderosis • water damage • remediation • prevention

 

“It’s time to clear the air about getting ductwork cleaned”

“The EPA recommends duct cleaning only on an as-needed basis. Some signs that may indicate cleaning is needed are the presence of mold on the hard surfaces of heating and cooling registers or people living in the house experiencing unusual allergic symptoms that cannot be explained by a doctor.

When looking for visible signs of mold, remember that just because it looks like mold does not mean it is. To be sure a substance is mold requires sampling and laboratory testing.”

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI)
(800) 822-2762 

www.aaaai.org

Physician referral directory, information on allergies and asthma

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of American (AAFA)
(800) 7-ASTHMA (800-727-8462)
www.aafa.org
Information on allergies and asthma

American Lung Association (ALA)
(800) LUNG-USA (800-586-4872)
www.lungusa.org
Information on allergies and asthma

Asthma and Allergy Network/Mothers of Asthmatics, Inc. (AAN*MA)
(800) 878-4403 or (703-641-9595)
www.aanma.org
Information on allergies and asthma

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
(301) 496-5717 

www.niaid.nih.gov

Information on allergies and asthma


Please contact our office to schedule:
Radon Tests / Mold Assessments (inspections) & Sampling
Formaldehyde & VOC Tests / Allergen Screening

Radon & Mold Professionals Toll free: (800) 881-3837
195 th Street, Bonita springs, FL 34134 .... (239) 498-4619
188 1st Street, Bonita Springs, FL 34134 .... (239) 948-9717
radonandmoldprofessionals@gmail.com or radonandmoldprofessionals@comcast.net

State of Florida Mold Assessor License #MRS 2
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Doug Wall, CIE
Council-Certified Indoor Environmentalist, (CIE)
Board-awarded by the American Council for Accredited Certification
State of Florida Licensed Mold Assessor / license #MRSA  2
State of Florida Licensed Home Inspector / license #HI 2202
FL DOH certified radon measurement tech R1751

State of Florida Licensed Mold Assessor # MRS5
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John Cosgrove, CIE
Council-Certified Indoor Environmentalist, (CIE)
Board-awarded by the American Council for Accredited Certification
State of Florida Licensed Mold Assessor / license #MRS 5
FL DOH certified for radon, R1867
John Cosgrove, CIE, Inc.

Since 1999, Radon & Mold Professionals has consistently excelled in providing the Best Radon Testing, Mold Inspections, Mold Sampling (Testing), Odor Identification, Allergen Screening, Formaldehyde Testing and Infrared Thermal Imaging Camera survey's for Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero, Ft Myers, Ft Myers Beach,Cape Coral and Marco Island, Florida including for Home Inspections . Environmental Inspections / testing performed by ACAC Board Certified indoor Environmentalists (CIE) that have performed thousands radon tests and mold assessments in Naples, Bonita Springs and Ft Myers area.  

We use Air Chek, Inc. FL DOH certified Radon Measurement Business RB0214 for our radon measurement services.
Florida Department of Health allows only FL DOH measurement specialists and FL DOH certified mitigation specialists to "express" "evaluations and observations" of radon tests or radon mitigations to "Florida citizens and customers, or potential customers".
We have been the leader in performing residential Real Estate radon tests for years, we think in part, because we strive to follow the FL DOH's many rules concerning radon.
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