The HEPA Vacuum from Dustless Technologies is certified to meet EPA RRP requirements, and delivers significant benefits to painting and renovation contractors wanting to comply with EPA lead safe practices. The Dustless HEPA lead vacuum is designed for lead paint abatement and other hazardous materials. There is no such thing as an approved EPA vacuum, but this vacuum is certified to meet all EPA RRP requirements.
What the EPA says about choosing a HEPA vacuum:
According to the EPA at Toxics.custhelp.com:
Read the label carefully. You'll notice that most HEPA vacuums and HEPA filters are designed primarily for allergens - not hazardous materials like lead, silicon and hexavalent chromium.
Read the label on the HEPA filter. There are many HEPA filters designed to be retrofit into traditional shop vacuums. Most will say "Do not use for hazardous materials." Even if you do find one that does not articulate its use, the EPA has made it clear that retrofitting a HEPA filter into a traditional vacuum does not mean the system is airtight, so it CAN result in a fine of up to $32,500.
You do not want to take the risk to your health, nor to your wallet, by cutting corners on a HEPA vacuum when you have to comply with EPA RRP regulations. Fortunately, there is an economical solution - the Dustless® Wet/Dry HEPA Vacuum from Dustless® Technologies.
Not only is the HEPA filter certified, but the vacuum itself is also certified to meet air tight integrity standards. Each vacuum comes with a certificate and the HEPA filter is serial numbered so we can provide back up documentation to prove each filter has gone through the certification process.
Airflow is critical
Longer life HEPA filter
By the time air has reached the HEPA filter, it has gone through two filters that capture particles down to 0.5 micron, so it only has to capture the smallest of particles – down to 0.3 micron.
The pre-filters of other HEPA vacuums only capture down to 1.0 micron, allowing far more particles to pass through to the HEPA filter - shortening it’s life significantly.
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