For those of us allergic to mold and other common allergens, improving our home’s cleanliness, indoor air quality and controlling the flow of contamination into our indoor environments is essential to staying healthy. One of the most important tools to help with these goals is a good-quality vacuum with certified HEPA filtration. I think I actually use mine Every. Single.Day. I also think I have mentioned using it on the blog too many times to count. It really is one of the most important tools I have found to keep dust, mold, allergen, and bacteria counts down to a minimum in our home.
Today, I hope to help take the guesswork out of why having a vacuum with certified HEPA filtration is important, especially when mold is a concern, and to help you know what features you should look for if you are in the market for this type of vacuum. I also hope to impart some not so widely known facts about what a HEPA vacuum can and cannot do from an Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) professional to help you make the most of this valuable tool.