If you want to find N95 masks in Washington, you’ve come to the right place! Clinical Supplies specializes in fast delivery of personal protective equipment (PPE), all made in the United States. We can deliver N95 masks to Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia, Spokane, Bellevue, and Vancouver that are made by world-leading manufacturers. Perfect for healthcare workers, or just going about the city safely, we are here to meet your face covering needs.
How Long Do N95 Masks Last?
An N95 mask is a disposable face mask that is made to be discarded after use. Normally, in very strict conditions, this means that an N95 respirator mask would be thrown out after one use. However, due to changing needs, more research has been done on the capability of N95 masks to be reusable. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says that N95 masks can be used more than once, but special attention must be given to the quality of the mask over time.
For instance, if the mask is visibly dirty, damaged, or if the elastic bands are no longer providing a tight seal on the face, it is time to change masks. In addition, it is recommended that you discard an N95 face mask if you have come into close contact with aerosols that may contain a virus (ex. sneezes or coughs).
While the CDC recognizes that although each manufacturer may provide different information about the maximum number of times that an N95 mask may be worn, they recommend five times per mask as a rough guideline. Why do you need to throw N95 masks away? It is because the bacteria and viruses you are trying to protect yourself from may stay on the surface of the mask, contaminating it. Once the virus is on the surface of the mask, it makes wearing it ineffective. Therefore, it is recommended that an N95 mask be disinfected between uses if it cannot be discarded.
Clinical Supplies understands the need to have large quantities of N95 masks on hand. We supply N95 masks in bulk, or you can also purchase a wholesale order if you have that need! This means that you, your family, or your employees will hopefully never have to choose to reuse a potentially unsafe mask. You can bulk order all of our N95 masks and even receive free shipping on any order above $200!
Are All N95 Masks the Same?
There are a few different types of N95 masks. They each have slightly different shapes or features that mold to different types of faces better. We carry several different N95 masks from 3M, such as the 1870+, 9205+, 8210, and 8511. We also carry N95 respirators from a few other brands, such as Moldex. These masks are all approved by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) for safety and effectiveness. They’re all officially rated as N95, meaning that they filter out 95% of all particles larger than 0.3 microns. So, there are many things that all N95 masks have in common.
However, not every N95 mask is the exact same. They can have different shapes or use different materials. For instance, Moldex N95 masks do not have a metal piece to shape to the nose, while 3M masks do. Similarly, there are N95 masks with a one-way valve; these valves allow for easier exhaling but do not let air come into the mask through the valve. There are also N95 masks specially designed for healthcare use, such as the M3 1870+ which has a special shape that holds the seal much tighter to help healthcare workers stay protected.
So, while all N95 masks are essentially the same in terms of material (polypropylene) and filtration (95% of particles down to 0.3 microns), they can differ with their shape and features.
Where Can I Buy N95 Masks in Washington?
If you need to buy N95 masks in Washington, Clinical Supplies has you covered. We deliver N95 masks across the state, from Olympia to Spokane, and everywhere in between. Nearly every order can be fulfilled same-day, meaning your N95 respirator masks will be at your door just a few hours after you order them! If you order on a weekday, you will receive your order that day; weekend orders will be delivered the following Monday.
In addition to N95 masks and KN95 masks, we deliver a range of personal protective equipment across America. You can also purchase kid’s face masks, disposable gloves, face shields, and hand sanitizer or antibacterial wipes to complete your health and safety requirements. You can ensure that you, your family, and your workplace is secure and have truly great virus protection in place. At Clinical Supplies, we strive to make safety and protection available to all Americans by delivering quickly and committing to fair prices. Order your N95 respirator masks today, receive them today, and stay protected today- with trusted manufacturing in the United States, from New York and Chicago to Los Angeles, fulfilled by Clinical Supplies!