Products for Dust Control, Air Purification and Filtration: Information and Resources for Improving Indoor Air

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Do you need a new vacuum cleaner? Rather than shopping at Wal-mart, why not work directly with a vacuum-cleaner specialist? Our vendor partner and us are familiar with a variety of brands and types of vacuum cleaners and are available to offer unbiased advice and opinions. When you shop at Wal-mart or a similar department store or mass retailer, the salesperson you deal with will usually have limited knowledge of the few brands the store carries. Salespeople at larger stores are not able to focus on becoming experts on vacuum cleaners because they are often responsible for having a broad knowledge of everything in the store.

There are a number of factors to consider when selecting the vacuum cleaner that best matches your needs. Canister or upright? Bag or bagless? HEPA filtration system? Vacuum cleaner dealers will work closely with you to evaluate your needs and make recommendations from a wide range of products.

Another advantage of purchasing products from a vacuum cleaner dealer, such as our vendor partner, is the variety of brands all under one roof. -- this website! Large retailers do not have the shelf space available to display the hundreds of vacuum cleaners on the market. There are also a number of manufacturers including Bosch, Rainbow and Panasonic that only sell their products through specialty dealers.

Types of vacuum cleaners we offer:

  • Bagless
  • Canister
  • Commercial Vacuums
  • Hand / Portable
  • Hard Floor Cleaner
  • HEPA Canister
  • Steamvacs / Steamers / Extractors
  • Stick Vacuum / Electric Broom
  • Upright

Here are the brands we offer:

  • Avanti
  • Bissell
  • Bosch
  • Dirt Devil
  • DirtTamer
  • DustTamer Vacuum Powered Dusters
  • Douglas ReadiVac
  • Dyson Vacuum Cleaners
  • Electrolux Home Care Products
  • Eureka Vacuum Cleaners
  • Eureka Enviro Steamers
  • Euro Pro
  • Filter Queen
  • Fuller Brush
  • Hoover
  • Hoky Non Electric Sweepers by Oreck
  • Karcher
  • Kirby
  • Koblenz Cleaning Machines
  • Ladybug Vapor Steam Cleaners
  • Lindhaus
  • Miele
  • METAPO Cleanmate Robot Vacuum Cleaner
  • Oreck Vacuum Cleaners
  • Panasonic
  • Powr-Flite Burnishers, Scrubbers, Dryer, Sanders, Vacuums, etc.
  • Proteam
  • Rainbow
  • Riccar / Simplicity
  • Roomba Robotic Vacuums
  • Royal
  • Samsung
  • Sanitaire Blue Line Commercial Vacuum Cleaners
  • Sanitaire Red Line Commercial Vacuum Cleaners
  • Sanitaire System_PRO Househld Vacuum Cleaners
  • Sanyo
  • SEBO
  • Sharp
  • Smart Choice
  • Vax
  • EIO Canister Vacuums

Vacuum Cleaner Bags

Although bagless vacuum cleaner systems are becoming commonplace, there are a number of popular models that still use bags in the filtration system. Many bagless systems still need the purchase and replacement of different filters throughout the life of the vacuum cleaner, so they may not be any less of a hassle than vacuum cleaners that use bags.

Vacuum Filters are available in many different types, materials and sizes. Manufacturers usually make filters to fit only specific models or a limited series. Some manufacturers use more than one filter in their vacuums, so it is necessary to know which filter of these you need. The two most common types are Secondary and FINAL.

Secondary Filters are located inside the vacuum's body cavity and are usually made of foam or a foam/fiber combination. The purpose of a secondary filter is to protect the motor from dust and debris which might possibly escape the vacuum bag or dust cup. Dirt inside a motor means shorter motor life. Motor filters are usually washable, and should be cleaned about every year under normal circumstances.

Final Filters are the more frequently used filters. Micron, HEPA, Filtrete... are the most common terms associated with them. This final filter is the final barrier between you and the vacuum's exhaust; it provides the medium to capture the smallest of particles as defined by its name.

Micron filters do not capture as small particles as HEPA filters, but may capture 99% of particles anywhere from 5.0 microns to right above .3 microns in size. Thus, for the slight to moderate allergy sufferer, who may have problems with dust mites, ragweed and certain bacteria, micron filtration can more than do the job. Filtrete filtration is a technology developed by 3M, and denotes a type of micron filter. 3M filters usually look like soft, white, flat pillows and install on the front or side of the vacuum, usually behind a grate. Non-3M micron filters may also fit this description, or may look like thick foam pads. Some micron filters are washable, most are not - please check the specific product page for care/change information.

High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters capture at least 99.97% of particles .3 micron (or larger) in size. This means smoke, mold spores, and carbon are almost totally filtered from the vacuum exhaust. HEPA filters usually come as pleated white material inside a frame, or cartridge. Cartridges can be rectangular or circular in shape, and fit on the outside of the vacuum sometimes behind a door or port. Most HEPA filters should be changed at least every 6 months. Their filtering media is so exact that overuse will clog the filter, restrict air flow from the vacuum, and slowly burn out the vacuum's motor. Under special circumstances, such as use with dry wall dust and brand new carpeting, the HEPA filter should be checked more often.

A couple of hybrid filters: the micron-cartridge filter and the charcoal filter. Some manufacturers have put micron filtration material into a frame, or cartridge, for easier filter installation. While more convenient, the consumer should recognize that does not mean the filter is HEPA. Another unique filter combines micron filtration with charcoal. This mixture allows allergens and odors to be captured at the same time; good for pet dander and pet odors.

Air cleaners and smoke eaters remove more:

  • Dust, pollen, allergens
  • Pet dander, dust mites
  • Harmful bacteria, viruses
  • Airborne contaminants
  • Pet odor removal: dog, cat, etc.
  • Mold / mildew removal
  • Cigar / cigarette smoke removal

Commercial Vacuums

Choosing a vacuum cleaner for home use may not be that difficult, because you know exactly who will be using the equipment and what floor cleaning needs you have. However, there are a number of different factors to consider when selecting vacuum cleaners for a commercial property.

Quiet -- People Are Trying to Work

One very important consideration when selecting a commercial vacuum cleaner is noise. Many properties, such as office buildings, schools and libraries, can be cleaned after hours, so noise is not an issue. However, hospitals, hotels and casinos, among other properties, are occupied 24 hours a day. The cleaning staff needs to be as quiet and non-intrusive as possible as not to disturb guests, patients and visitors. There are a number of excellent commercial vacuum cleaners that have noise-reduction elements.

Another consideration for those in charge of purchasing commercial vacuum cleaners is the type of filtration system needed. Typically, vacuum cleaners used in standard office buildings do not require the strongest, most advanced filter available. However, when selecting a vacuum cleaner for hotels and hospitals, filtration is a far more significant factor. HEPA filters are exceptionally effective at removing tobacco smoke, airborne allergens and pathogenic dust particles.

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The lists below are from our second catalog of Dust Control products. Each list contains 50 items:

Our third catalog focuses on allergy-control products.

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Book for the Dust Control Pros

Dust Control Equipment and Methods e-Book

Dust Control Equipment & Methods e-Book

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Two big bulk material handling issues with dust control covered in this ebook. Controlling static electricity and protecting bearings from dust. The section on Cyclone Separators for low cost particle removal is a difficult topic to find an author writing on, as is the hazards associated with dust.

This is a great book for those with grain silos or grain hoppers too.

Table of Contents:
  • Protecting bearings from dust.
  • Bridging in silos and hoppers.
  • Changing out dust collector bags.
  • Pulse jet dust collectors.
  • Static electricity basics.
  • Hazardous areas for dusts and flammables.
  • Reducing wear in abrasive conditions.
  • Cyclone Separators - Low Cost Particle Removal.
  • Dust control concepts.
  • Dust bag selection for bag houses

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