•  Short Term Rental of High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) Scrubbers 

    We lease to homeowners, remediators, insurers and body corporates across Victoria, Australia

  • A Division of Biological Health Services ®

    We always strive to help you achieve optimal indoor air quality

    What is HEPA?

    High efficiency particulate air (HEPA) is a unique type of air filter. Such air filters are designed to remove 99.97% of particulate matter that has a size of 0.3 μm in diameter.

    Who needs HEPA?

    Has your home been flooded? Are you worried about mould spore dispersal and cross-contamination? Is there obvious particulate matter floating about in the air? Much of this risk can be minimised by prompt installation of whole-of-home HEPA filtration. Often called, air scrubbing, these units filter your air and reduce the likelihood of particle matter transfer indoors. HEPA air scrubbers help you contain the risks. After a water ingress or flood event, it's not uncommon for your Insurer to assess your claim. However, mould can rapidly grow in the first 24-48hrs. It's therefore up to you to mitigate your loss. Therefore, don't wait, take action and put in HEPA air filtration as soon as possible after a flood. Your Insurer will probably thank you for your efforts since its far easier to remediate a contained problem!

    Results you can expect from HEPA?

    1. Minimizing exposure to allergens and remediating the environment play a critical role in the treatment of asthma and allergies. The most effective environmental control measures include the use of HEPA filters (Wright and Phipatanakul, 2014). 
    2. A recent report by Zhao et al. (2015) showed that there were significant health and economic impacts when fine particulate matter (PM2.5) of outdoor origin is reduced inside residences.  Annual monetary cost saving were between $1 and $1348 per person in the homes with HEPA filtration. 
    3. Enhancing the capacity of buildings to protect occupants from necessary exposure to outdoor particulate matter (PM) has major potential to improve public health outcomes.  This is because PM exposure is linked with negative health including stroke, respiratory infections, heart attacks and other cardiopulmonary disorders and lung cancer (Bin Zhao, 2015).
    4. A randomized controlled trial, evaluated the effectiveness of free-standing HEPA air filters (Batterman et al., 2012) in households of children with asthma. High concentrations of particulate matter (PM) and carbon dioxide were frequently seen. When indoor air quality was monitored, the HEPA filters reduced PM levels in the child's bedroom by an average of 50%. In conclusion, free-standing air filters can be an effective intervention that provides substantial reductions in PM concentrations if the filters are used.
    5. It is known that asthma can be made worse by environmental factors including airborne particulate matter (PM).  When homes with asthmatic children were supplied with free standing HEPA air filters for one week there was a reduction in overall PM in one-week by 68-80% (Due et al., 2011). 

    OTHER ACADEMIC LITERATURE:

    • Holý, O., Matoušková, I., Kubátová, A., Hamal, P., Svobodová, L., Jurásková E. and Raida, L. (2015). Monitoring of microscopic filamentous fungi in indoor air of transplant unit. Central European Journal of Public Health. 23(4): 331-334. 
    • Zhao, D., Azimi, P. and Stephens, B. (2015). Evaluating the long-term health and economic impacts of central residential air filtration for reducing premature mortality associated with indoor fine particulate matter (PM2.5) of outdoor origin. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 21(7): 8448-8479.
    • Bin Zhao, W.J. (2015). Estimating mortality derived from indoor exposure to particles of outdoor origin. PLoS ONE. 10(4): e0124238., 
    • Wright, L.S. & Phipatanakul, W. (2014). Environmental remediation in the treatment of allergy and asthma: latest updates. Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 14(3): 419.
    • Batterman, S., Du, L., Parker, E., Robins, T., Lewis, T., Mukherjee, B., Ramirez, E., Rowe, Z. and Brakefield-Caldwell, W. (2013). Use of free-standing filters in an asthma intervention study. Air Qual Atmos Health. 6(4): 759-767.  
    • Youcef Khoudja, R., Xu, Y., Li, T. and Zhou, C. (2013). Better IVF outcomes following improvements in laboratory air quality. J. Assist Reprod Genet. 30: 69-76.
    • Batterman, S., Du, L., Mentz, G., Mukherjee, B., Parker, E., Godwin, C., Chin, J. Y., O'Toole, A., Robins, T., Rowe, Z. and Lewis, T. (2012). Particulate matter concentrations in resiences: an intervention study evaluating stand-alone filters and air conditioners. Indoor Air. 22(3): 235-252.
    • Du, L., Batterman, S., Parker, E., Godwin, C., Chin, J-Y., O'Toole, A., Robins, T., Brakefield-Caldwell, W. and Lewis, T. (2011). Particle concentrations and effectiveness of free-standing air filters in bedrooms of children with asthma in Detroit, Michigan. Build Environ. 46(11): 2301-2313.
    • Sublett, J.L. (2011). Effectiveness of air filters and air cleaners in allergic respiratory diseases: a review of the recent literature. Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 11: 395-402.
    • Sublett, J.L., Seltzer, J., Burkhead, R., Brock Williams, P., Wedner, H.J., Phipatanakul, W. and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Indoor Allergen Committee. (2010). Air filters and air cleaners: Rostrum by the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Indoor Allergen Committee. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 125(1): 32-38.  
    • Salam, Z-H.A., Karlin, R.B., Ling, M.L. and Yang, K.S. (2010). The impact of portable high efficiency particulate air filters on the incidence of invasive aspergillosis in a large acute tertiary-care hospital. American Journal of Infection Control. 38(4): e1-e7.
    • Cheong, C.D., Neumeister-Kemp, H.G., Dingle, P.W. and Hardy, G. St. J. (2004). Intervention study of airborne fungal spora in homes with portable HEPA filtration units. J. Environ. Monit. 6: 866-873.

    Testimonials

     

    From: Paul D. paul@XXXXX.com.au>
    Date: Thu, Sep 24, 2015 at 9:28 PM
    Subject: Re: Follow Up Re Mould and Indoor Air Quality Inspections
    To: "Dr. Cameron L. Jones" <info@biologicalhealthservices.com.au>

     

    Hi Cameron,

     

    Thanks so much for dropping off the air filter today. I feel much more at ease now with the filter and with your reassurance that you believe that the water leakage problem will be able to be successfully remediated.

     

    I can't thank you enough for the valuable advice you have given with regards as to how to deal with my insurance company and the option of engaging your services if I am not confident that the insurance tradesmen are doing the job properly.


    Regards,

    Paul D.

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    • 14-day per HEPA unit including testing and tagging and one residual current device (RCD)

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