HEPA Program

Clark County Healthy Homes and Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention work together to make HEPA vacuums available for rent to county residents. Industrial HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) vacuums are specifically designed to capture hazardous materials such as lead dust particles at 99.97% efficiency.

Cleaning of areas that may contain lead dust is important to prevent lead exposure in children. Invisible lead dust collects on windowsills, floors, toys, furniture, or even the fur of animals. From there, it can easily find its way into a child’s mouth through normal activities. Vacuuming with a HEPA design works to keep your home safe and healthy for your family.

The loaner program is a free service to Clark County residents, and a vacuum can be borrowed for up to three days. You must call ahead to reserve a vacuum. You must also provide a valid driver’s license or state ID and a home address (no P.O. boxes). The unit is to be used for dry household cleaning only and must be returned emptied and clean.

To reserve a HEPA vacuum, contact the CCCHD between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Monday through Friday: 937-390-5600.