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Importance of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

March 13th, 2017 · No Comments

Sniffle and sneeze season seems to have arrived with the above average temperatures we’ve had over the past few weeks. But what is really causing those sniffles and sneezes? It may be related to poor indoor air quality at home, school or work.

EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) studies show that the average American spends 90% of their lives indoors and that indoor air is typically 2 to 5 times more polluted than outside air. Air ventilation systems, materials and furnishings used in a building and the cleanliness of a building are the main factors that affect IAQ.  Poor IAQ can trigger allergies, asthma and other health issues in building occupants.

Many facilities have mandated a smoke-free work environment and some have even established a fragrance-free policy for employees and visitors. These practices help to reduce indoor air pollutants. Consider working with ServiceMaster Commercial Services to further reduce indoor air pollutants. Our patented Capture and Removal cleaning system ensures that your facility is cleaned with IAQ in mind.

We offer green cleaning products which reduces exposure to harsh cleaning chemicals. We incorporate microfiber mops and cleaning clothes in our cleaning tool arsenal. Microfiber has a static charge which collects and traps dust particles versus feather dusters which simply make dust particles air borne. We use vacuums with HEPA filtration, which captures up to 99.9% of dust. And our tailored structured cleaning task schedule, unique to each of our clients, ensures that all areas of a facility are being cleaned with the proper frequency. Even the simple task of trash removal helps IAQ by reducing the use of pesticides in a building. We report leaks in the building to maintenance personnel to avoid issues of mildew or mold growth.

ServiceMaster Commercial Services, a full-service commercial janitorial company, is keenly aware of the impact poor air quality has on employee productivity and absenteeism. Put our commercial facility cleaning expertise to work in your facility to provide good IAQ for the buildings occupants and visitors. Call us today at 866-370-0373 to schedule a walk thru and receive a free, no-obligation quote on your facilities janitorial service needs.

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