Create a More Comfortable Working Environment With a Negative Air Machine

500 cfm negative air machine

Create a More Comfortable Working Environment With a Negative Air Machine

We do a lot to ensure the safety of the employees and customers we interact with day after day. When faced with clean up after a disaster such as flood or fire or managing a construction or restoration project, or maintaining a hotel or office building, air quality cannot be overlooked.

Poor air quality can lead to subtle nuisances such as headaches and increased cold or allergy symptoms, to much larger issues including nausea, vomiting, asthma and even lung cancer depending on the type of pollutant floating in the air. There are a number of factors to consider when dealing with air quality such as proper ventilation, air circulation and air filtration to remove contaminants.

Reducing indoor air contamination by banning smoking, controlling animal and insect infestations, adding plants and allowing for proper ventilation are all good ways to promote a healthy indoor environment. In some cases, however, more powerful tools are required. Another way to protect or clean a contaminated area is through negative air pressure.

Negative Air Machines

Negative air pressure machines and air scrubbers remove contaminated air from a room and pump the air outside. The benefit of a negative air pressure machine is that while they decontaminate they also create negative pressure, or a vacuum effect, in the room. This prevents new contaminated air from entering.

This makes them useful in various environments including hospitals, hotels, construction sites and at clean up and restoration projects. They are frequently used in commercial buildings as well because of the many ways they improve the air quality including:

  • Trapping airborne particles: This is particularly important in a construction site as drywall, concrete, and sawdust can build up quickly making it difficult for workers to breathe. It also prevents other areas of a building from being disturbed by the construction which means in a commercial setting business can go on while construction is happening in an isolated part of the building.
  • Removing odors: Microscopic particles like bacteria and fungus can build up in older buildings and create a musty, unpleasant smell. A quality negative air pressure machine can remove those particles and a the HEPA filter can help reduce odors by passing the particles through a carbon filtering process.
  • Preventing symptoms from indoor air pollution: Apart from foul odors and dusty work conditions, a negative air pressure machine can keep the air clean and prevent some common side effects of dirty air including coughing, congestion, watery eyes, headaches, dizziness and fatigue. All of these symptoms are indicators of an unsafe environment and should be addressed immediately by checking the air quality for your employee or customer.

Regardless of your needs, there are experts in your area that can help guide you to the appropriate tools for your commercial or private needs. Allied Rental Company, convenient to San Francisco, San Rafael, Petaluma, and Marin, has expert consultants who can coordinate with your clean up or construction project and provide you with the equipment and accessories you need.