Mobile Air & Power Rentals has no shortage of equipment that can help regulate air temperature and humidity, but we also provide rental air scrubbers and negative air machines that improve the quality of the air itself. When the health of building occupants is compromised by the presence of mold, dust, and other toxic pollutants, making use of equipment that reduces air contaminants can be critical to everyone’s well-being. If you need to maintain the indoor air quality of a space during a restoration project, normal facility operations, or any other circumstance, Mobile Air & Power Rentals has the equipment you need to get it done.
With the two terms used almost interchangeably, it’s important to understand the key differences between negative air machines and air scrubbers, so that you can make an informed decision about improving the air quality at your business or facility. Both units utilize a series of filters, most notably HEPA filters, to reduce the air pollution in the area being treated. However, negative air machines work by filtering and ventilating contaminated air outside of an enclosed space. By creating a system where the air flows out faster than it can enter a space, the negative air machine creates a vacuum in the area. This prevents contaminated air from leaving a room via cracks and crevices, instead forcing it to leave through the machine where it will be filtered. Any air moving through these crevices will be entering the room, not leaving it.
An air scrubber, on the other hand, filters air just the same as a negative air machine would, except that it can be placed inside a room without using any ducting. The air scrubber will recirculate filtered air, reducing air contaminants over time. While air scrubbers are designed to be used in this manner, you can also attach ducts to air scrubbers and use them as negative air machines. These similarities are why the two terms are used interchangeably, although the two machines have some legitimate differences that determine their common uses. Nevertheless, Mobile Air & Power Rentals provides both types of equipment for your rental air filtration needs.
Without a doubt, 2020 has been a glaring reminder of how important air quality is to the health and well-being of everyone. SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, has the potential to remain suspended in air for a matter of hours, due to the smaller size of some respiratory droplets produced by infected individuals. While outdoor environments make it easier for people to keep their distance and for respiratory droplets to become diluted with a larger volume of air, these benefits are not as applicable in confined indoor spaces. This is where additional measures, such as air filtration, become all the more important to public health.
Aside from respiratory droplets transporting a virus, there are plenty of other particles in the air that can potentially affect a person’s health. One of the most common culprits is mold, which can be extremely prevalent in spaces with water damage. For professional mold remediation, air scrubbers are critical to ensuring that existent or newly agitated mold does not spread to other areas of a structure. Restoration and construction projects can also stir up lead, asbestos, and plenty of other hazardous particulates, so reducing air contaminants and even toxic chemical fumes becomes necessary to ensure the safety of workers and future occupants.
When it comes to ensuring your air scrubber or negative air machine rental produces a suitable volume of filtered air within a targeted space, it’s all about having enough airflow to get the job done. Mobile Air & Power Rentals provides rental air scrubbers and negative air machines up to 2,000 cubic feet per minute, as well as air scrubbers that can be daisy chained to one another. With our fleet of rental air filtration equipment, it’s easy to design a solution that will effectively reduce air contaminants in both large and small spaces.