4 Key Factors to Consider When Selecting a Face Mask

4 Key Factors to Consider When Selecting a Face Mask - Technicians wearing masks - Total Filtration ServicesIn addition to social distancing and hand washing, the best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19, according to the CDC, is to wear a face mask. As businesses continue to reopen, face masks are instrumental in keeping workers, customers, and the community safe. 

There are all kinds of face masks available — fashion masks, athletic masks, adjustable, shield-style, cloth, paper, disposable, etc., — but how do you choose a mask that strikes the right balance between comfort and protection?

Here, we’ll look at 4 key design elements of a top-performing face mask.



4 Key Factors to Consider When Selecting a Face Mask - 3-Layer-Protection - Total Filtration ServicesMulti-layer masks are most effective at stopping the spread of COVID-19 and defending against infection. A design that incorporates a non-absorbent layer on the outside, a filtration layer in the middle, and an inner layer of absorbent material is ideal.







Comfort is key to wearing face masks, especially for long periods of time. Look for a mask made with breathable, non-woven materials for a softer feel. The layer closest to the skin should easily absorb droplets to help prevent moisture build-up and skin irritation. Ear loops made of a durable, yet soft material, like polypropylene, are optimal.



4 Key Factors to Consider When Selecting a Face Mask - Secure-Fit-Face-Mask - Total Filtration ServicesThe masks need to offer ample face coverage and should fit snugly, especially around the sides of the face and under the chin. 






Validated performance

Look for a mask with validated performance, that has been tested according to ASTM International standards, the world's leading technical standards for fluid resistance, filtration, and breathability.

Finally, along with protection, comfort, fit and performance, think about convenience. Masks that are readily available and supplied in boxed quantities offer easy transport for individuals and convenient dispensing for retail and businesses.


A trusted supplier

4 Key Factors to Consider When Selecting a Face Mask - Clearcare-Pro Face-Masks - Total Filtration ServicesClearcare ProTM Surgical Face Masks, made by Rensa and Viskon-Aire, are available from TFS. They are 100% American made and are in-stock and ready-to-ship. Viskon-Aire, part of the Rensa family of air filtration companies, delivers best-in-class air-filtration solutions and is backed by over 100 years of industry expertise.


Features include:

  • Certified to protect and tested to the highest ASTM standards.
  • Triple-layered for comfort, filtration and protection.
  • Premium-quality, breathable material.
  • Polypropylene ear straps for all-day comfort.
  • Backed by Viskon-Aire and Rensa's experienced operations for a consistent, quality product every time you order.
  • Manufactured in Illinois, from a 100% American supply chain. Each mask you buy supports jobs in America.
  • Available by the box (50 masks per box).

Clearcare ProTM product specifications

4 Key Factors to Consider When Selecting a Face Mask - Clearcare-Pro Masks - Product Specs - Total Filtration Services

Now, watch this short video to see first impressions from consumers comparing their current face mask to the ClearcareTM face mask:

For additional information and pricing on ClearcareProTM Surgical Face Masks, call 800-331-3118 or send us an email.


4 Key Factors to Consider When Selecting a Face MaskFor more information and ordering information for Clearcare Pro Surgical face masks, download the product brochure.







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