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Air Scrubber & Negative Air Machine Rentals: Everything You Need to Know

With thousands of pieces of air quality equipment spread across locations throughout the United States, we have the equipment you need to get the air quality you want. We take pride in quickly and accurately assessing your needs and providing the appropriate piece of equipment. Air Scrubbers & Negative Air Machines are necessary tools for many construction and restoration projects. Commonly found at medical and healthcare facilities for not only air quality but for creating negative pressure environments. Depending on where you’re located, they could even be a beneficial tool to eliminate smoke and particulate from wildfires by adding charcoal filters. 

What is an Air Scrubber Used For?

An air scrubber’s number one job is maintaining indoor air quality. It removes harmful particles, gasses, chemicals, and other contaminants from the air, including pollen, bacteria, and viruses.

This is done using a high-efficiency combination of a fan and a HEPA filter that traps particles down to a microscopic .003 microns. Rather than moving contaminants to another area (where they continue to be harmful), an air scrubber traps pollutants within the HEPA filter, and discharges clean air back into the space.

Why and Where You Use Air Scrubbers 

Air Scrubbers are widely known, and specifically designed for improving air quality and used to eliminate air pollutants in contaminated spaces, or to prevent them from arriving in critical environments. Here are some of the most common and helpful applications where Axis Air is providing air scrubbers: 

  1. Construction/ Restoration 

Any construction job is going to have dust particles. Using an air scrubber & negative air machines removes dust and demolition debris, keeping the people, equipment, and processes safe and protected. This is especially vital in restoration jobs where mold, asbestos, lead, and chemical fumes become airborne. This equipment can help ensure that you’re working in an isolated environment where these harmful elements are contained and removed, rather than spreading into adjacent and potentially occupied spaces.

  1. Hospitals, nursing homes, specialty care facilities.  

Healthcare facilities rightfully hold extremely strict air quality standards. When it comes to the safety of patients who are vulnerable or potentially immunocompromised, portable air scrubbers, negative air machines, and HEPA filtration are trusted to help filter, trap, and dispose of bacteria, and contaminated airborne particles. 

  1. Wildfires

Wildfires can create hazardous breathing conditions for miles. Putting an air scrubber & negative air machine in your space will help restore air quality, and combined with a carbon filter, will even remove the smell of smoke and airborne particles left behind after wildfires.

How Do I Know Which Air Scrubber I Need? 

Axis Portable Air stocks numerous sizes and styles of air scrubbers and negative air machines. Our team of experts is available to help determine what size and what type of equipment you need to achieve your individual air quality goals. When determining the best path forward, the most important question to ask if “how many air changes are needed to prevent and/or solve my problem?”. There are numerous ways to do this, and things such as the size of the space, the type of environments, and the set-up of the equipment will all come into play. 

Whether you need a single unit, for a small need, or are trying to set-up large negative pressure environments for construction or healthcare needs, or team is prepared with the knowledge and equipment you will need.

Types of Filter: Pre-Filters vs. HEPA Filters

Pre-filters are a must-use for preserving the HEPA filter (prevent premature replacement needs) and for filtering larger particles. They’re placed in front of HEPA filters, and designed to catch many particles before they reach the HEPA. With a much lower cost, and easy access, these filters can be changed more regularly. The HEPA filter is the last, and final stage of the filtration process, and the most important when looking to capture up to 99.97% of airborne particles.

Do I Need a Carbon Filter?

Carbon filters are used to eliminate odors. With activated carbon and special internal properties, this filter will help remove organic compounds found in things such a mold and smoke. These filters used and combined with a HEPA are effective and can eliminate odors in a way that only a HEPA cannot. Axis Portable Air is an equipment rental, and sales company solely focused on climate control equipment. With an industry-leading fleet of temporary and portable heaters, our team of experts delivers trusted solutions for construction sites, commercial properties, outdoor events, and much more. In addition, we rapidly respond to emergencies and assist with planned projects. At Axis Air we have the equipment, resources, and most importantly a team you can trust.  Reach out today to learn more.

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