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Subject: Vacuum cleaners for mold

Vacuum cleaners for mold

From: Annie Armour <aarmour>
Date: Wednesday, January 25, 1995
James E. Costopoulos Jr. <jacostopoulo [at] vaxsar__vassar__edu> writes

>We would like to buy a vacuum
>cleaner that can safely remove mold from books.

I am very happy using a Euroclean HEPA vacuum for cleaning mold.  The
one we have came from Lab Safety Supply (YB-14391).  It has a 30' cord,
6' hose, floor tool, wand, brush/nozzle and crevice tool (I like using a
round brush nozzle for cleaning). It has a 2 1/2 gallon bag capacity.
You cannot carry this one on your back, but we always remove books from
the shelves to clean mold in a safe area. Current cost for the machine
is $545.70.  A replacement filter is $80 and replacement bags (10 count)
are about $20. Pre-filter replacements are $22. A portable HEPA vacuum
is featured in the same section of the catalog if you're interested.

I do not like wet-dry vacs, mostly because they are noisy, bulky, and
the hoses are cumbersome and hard to manipulate.

Annie Armour
duPont Library
University of the South
Sewanee, TN 37383
+1 615 598 387
Fax: +1 615 598 1702

                  Conservation DistList Instance 8:58
                Distributed: Thursday, January 26, 1995
                        Message Id: cdl-8-58-003
Received on Wednesday, 25 January, 1995

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