It’s no secret that smoke from cigarettes, e-cigs, and cigars contains harmful particles that can cause illness as well as property damage with extensive use. In large commercial buildings, like condominiums, apartments, or office buildings where indoor smoking may be allowed, it’s important to maintain a regular cleaning routine and equipment to ensure the air quality stays high and surfaces stay clean.
HEPA filters and other high efficiency filters are required for keeping spaces clean and air quality high in areas where cigarette smoke can be an issue. HEPA filters remove a minimum of 99.97% of particles under 0.3 microns. Using HEPA filters in HVAC systems, air purifiers, vehicle cabin air filters, and restoration and recovery equipment will help remove the odour and particles from the air and keep surfaces damage-free.
For air filtration in areas where cigarette smoke is in the air, HEPA filters can make a huge difference in air quality and the safety of people in the spaces.
HEPA Filters for Air Quality
HEPA filters should be used in any space where air quality is of a concern, meaning they are particularly important where smoke is in the air. They can be used in specialized air purifiers to help improve the air quality in a building where smoking is allowed. While these filters and purifiers do not remove all the harmful particles from cigarette smoke, they can greatly help reduce the risks.
When it comes to cigarette and cigar smoke, however, HEPA filters alone may not be enough to remove all the harmful particles. To remove even more of the dangerous particles and odors from the air, use a granular activated charcoal air filter (GAC). These filters remove volatile organic compounds, also known as VOCs, that are partially responsible for the odor in cigarette smoke. Using custom air filters in areas with high levels of cigarette smoke to completely eliminate the dangerous particles is key for the health of patrons, employees, or guests in a building.
HEPA Filters in Cleaning Equipment
Using custom HEPA filters in restoration equipment and sweeper scrubbers helps remove residue from cigarette smoke from surfaces. When smoke builds up in the air, particles eventually fall to surfaces. This is what causes the discoloration in residences and other buildings when smoking is allowed indoors. Carpets, walls, and furniture all turns a shade of yellow or brown with prolonged cigarette smoke exposure. Cleaning these surfaces with equipment with HEPA filters will help remove particles from them and allow them to last longer.
Restoration equipment can also be used when condos or apartments are sold or an office building changes hands to remove some residue of smoke from surfaces. Floors and walls need to be cleaned to remove smoke particles from previous tenants before it can be resold or leased again. Restoration equipment with HEPA filters can help with this.
Contact APC for Custom Air Filters for Smoke and Air Quality
If your company is responsible air quality in areas where cigarettes, e-cigs, or cigars are prominent, APC can provide custom air filters filters for your equipment and filtration systems to ensure the smoke is removed from the air. We can help you remove smoke damage and scents from the air and surfaces in a building.
Whether you’re looking for standard air filters, HEPA filters or GAC filters, APC can help. Contact us today for more information!