Does an Air Purifier Remove the Mold

By | March 14, 2011

In places where, it is warm, damp, and dark, molds like Alternaria, Aspergillus Chaetomium, Cladosporium, Fusarium, Mucor, Penicillium and Stachybotrys grow frequently inside the home. The allergies are not caused due to these molds but they are caused because of microscopic mold spores floating through the air. Asthmatic people can also have allergic reactions with the inhalation of mold. Most mold spores range from 3-100 microns in size but some can be as small as 1 micron. Exposure to mold can also cause an allergic reaction such as nasal stuffiness, eye irritation, wheezing, coughing and hay fever like symptoms. Mold needs a food source, warm environment and moisture to grow. The mold can be found in places like Basements or crawl spaces, near windows, under sinks, near leaky pipes, near hay, in piles of leaves and in grass, etc.,

The HEPA air purifiers are excellent at trapping the microscopic particles. They will capture a minimum of 99.97% of pollutants at 0.3 microns. By placing the HEPA filter in areas which are likely to be filled with molds, like basements, bathrooms, kitchens, and rooms with upholstered furniture mold spores, can be helpful in effectively filtering the molds from air.

To ensure that home remains mold free, use of hygrometers and humidity gauges are very helpful in monitoring and managing the humidity levels in the home, as molds loves humidity and thrives in areas that are damp and dark. Air purifiers are made to run 24/7 such as HEPA mold air purifiers, in order to continually absorb the airborne spores. Remove the mold completely and make sure that it doesn’t return.