Cleanliness and air filtration are extremely important in maintaining sterility levels in a laboratory. This is just as true for a laminar flow hood or clean bench. Using a proper cleaning method and keeping a regular maintenance schedule will ensure your laminar flow cabinet provides safe and accurate results.
The Right Way to Clean:
- Clean the ceiling of the unit first.
- Clean the back wall (of a vertical laminar flow hood) next, going from top to bottom.
- Clean the sides (swiping from top to bottom in overlapping lines).
- The work surface should be the last surface cleaned, beginning in the back and ending at the front of the unit.
Cleaning your laminar flow hood and using these step by step instructions should always be a part of your laboratory’s housekeeping checklist. If these essential steps are not followed, contamination may render your results inaccurate.
Both our horizontal laminar flow hoods and vertical flow hoods are equipped with HEPA/ULPA filtration in order to provide accurate and repeatable results for your laboratory procedures.
Confused about the different types of laminar flow hoods? Learn more about the differences between a vertical and horizontal laminar flow hood.