Dust Management

M Class Dust Management

As you know Decorating, along with the majority of works carried out in your home, is a dusty business.

At Mark Smith Maintenance we strive to minimise this as best as possible by using a Professional Festool M class dust extraction unit where we can.

Even our commercial Henry vacuum is fitted with HEPA FLO Filter bags.

M Class Dust Extraction:

  • L Class: ≤ 1.0% Dusts with maximum allowable concentrations (MAC) > 1 mg/m³

  • M Class: < 0.1% Dusts with maximum allowable concentrations (MAC) ≥ 0.1 mg/m³

L Class dust extractors are usually the most affordable option, and it can make sense for many tradespeople to decide to pick one up for their kit. And L Class is fine for when you only work on soft wood, as L Class is virtually what’s found in a typical domestic vacuum cleaner. Because they’re designed for trapping the sort of dust that won’t do you any long term harm.

As you can see, though, from the figures above, M Class traps – ie. doesn’t allow back out into the air – 99.9% of dust. In other words, it’s significantly more efficient at keeping harmful dust particles from entering back out into the air you breathe. An M Class extractor won’t necessarily have a higher rate of suction than an L Class one. But the filtration system is more efficient, and the unit will sound an alarm when the filter is becoming clogged.

Numatic Hepaflo Filter Dust Bags:

HEPA stands for High Efficiency Particulate Air, and a true HEPA filter is widely regarded as the ultimate filter.

These Numatic high efficiency Hepa-Flo disposable dust bags are up to 14 times more efficient than paper bags in retaining fine dust within the bag.

These bags have three layers which effectively retain bacteria, allergens and other potentially harmful substances.

Additional Service:

Request a quote for Steam Cleaning at the end of your works.

Please see Steam Cleaning in the Services section for further information