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4 Uses for an AnteRoom

The overarching goal of dust containment protocol is to keep patients safe while potentially hazardous activities are taking place. Portable dust containment options, such as the various HEPACART™ models, are a great place to start for smaller maintenance projects that require ceiling access, but they are not always enough. A reusable AnteRoom system may be what you need to handle bigger projects.  

1. Construction

In a hospital, it is usually not possible to shut down operations for construction projects, no matter how big they are. That means contractors need a solution to keep dangerous debris from infiltrating the clean areas of the hospital. An AnteRoom can be an ideal solution for large construction projects because it can isolate an entire room and still make access for construction workers easy.

2. Renovation

Renovation in high risk areas is another way in which an AnteRoom can be useful. Renovation projects can involve demolition that results in dust, debris, and fungal spores being released into the air. A HEPACART™ AnteRoom is much easier to set up and take down safely than plastic sheeting that is sometimes used in these scenarios. Further, the construction of an AnteRoom is such that it can be easily cleaned, disinfected, and used again unlike plastic sheeting. This is an economical and environmentally friendly solution to the containment issues surrounding renovation.

3. Maintenance

Ceiling access projects are best tackled with the use of a HEPACART™ that can easily be moved from one location to another. However, other maintenance projects may require that an entire room be sealed off in order to meet dust containment protocol, in which case an AnteRoom will be more useful for contractors. This type of maintenance could be anything from installing new equipment to painting a room or refinishing a floor.  

4. Cleaning

A containment AnteRoom is not typically necessary for cleaning projects, but could be useful in major undertakings, depending on hospital protocol. When a room needs to be thoroughly cleaned but the cleaning products could represent a hazard or discomfort to patients, installing an AnteRoom can help to keep patients safe. AnteRoom filtration will allow air polluted with cleaning products to be directed away from patient areas for maximum comfort and safety.

 

Overall, an AnteRoom can be an extremely helpful addition to any contractor's collection of tools. With the ability to seal off rooms safely, it becomes easier to tackle projects without putting patients at risk.

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