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There are a large number of businesses that create a significant amount of dust in their operation. In most cases, dust and dirt kicked up by machinery and equipment used every day can be hazardous for many reasons. If inhaled, certain particulates can cause serious health problems, including cancer. Other particulates may be extremely flammable. For these and other reasons, businesses that stir up airborne pollutants are required to use certain filtration devices that keep the air clean inside the building and also prevent particulates from being released into the atmosphere.

One common device used in a commercial setting is called a baghouse. Essentially, this is a structure that sits near the primary building that has the air from the primary building forced into it, where the air travels through a series of filter bags. These need to be cleaned regularly. Even if your property has a baghouse that has self-cleaning features, all baghouses should be inspected regularly.

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