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Dust filter cleaning, is it really worth it?

22 Nov Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Dust filter cleaning, is it really worth it?
Dust filter cleaning, is it really worth it?

You may think that cleaning and re-using air filters may save you money, but that may not be the case.

You see, dust filters are tested for effectiveness when they are new. If you clean one and put it back into the system, it may not be as effective as it should be.  In addition, guarantees and warranties are usually only in force on new ones.

Since it can take a while for old filters to be cleaned, you would need to purchase another set of filters to replace the ones being cleaned. Then you have the added shipping costs, storage, cleaning of the dirty filter, and possible damage to the HEPA filters due to the replacement of a less efficient one.

In the process of putting your old filter back into the unit, you have an increased possibility of harming the unit and your employees as well.  A filter that is damaged has the chance of contaminating the air in your building and that can be an issue for the people who work for you and your equipment.

The DEP/OSHA permit will no longer be useful if you remove the filter and have it cleaned with another system not associated with the dust collector.

At Ryvac Engineering, we want to make sure that your industrial vacuum, dust collector, and dust filters are working properly and all warranties and guarantees stay intact.  If you have questions about any of our products and services, contact us.