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Thanks everyone! I’m sorry it has taken me so long to get back to all, but it took me awhile to get information about the vacuum that our facilities guys use. After hearing from Tara,I was hoping to use their vacuum, at least temporarily. I do have one other question/ worry. While the facilities vacuum has a HEPA filter, it is bag-less. (It’s a Dyson DC14 Animal)

Is it ok to use a bag-less model? Another issues is that the Dyson HEPA filter is also advertised as a lifetime filter, and everything I’ve read recommends regularly replacing the filter.  I guess I’m a bit worried about cleaning items that may have had mold/ have inactive mold on them.

Lauren- I’m sorry to hear about your ordeal. I’m surprised Gaylord hasn’t addressed these issues on their site, as they still seem to push these as great vacuums. Have you been able to find a good replacement?

Thanks again,