Tips to Improve Indoor Air Quality at Work

Indoor air quality can go a long way toward making employees feel comfortable, healthy, and productive. Air quality concerns can trigger a number of side effects, including (but not limited to) sneezing, coughing, headaches, and fatigue. In workplaces with poor indoor air quality, employees rarely feel their best, which means they rarely perform their best.

The good news is that there are steps you can take to boost the quality of air in your workplace, whether you run an office, a retail store, or an industrial workplace. We should know. At Jan-Pro®, our ProTeam HEPA Filter Vacuums are a key part of improving air quality in many of our clients’ workplaces.

Solutions to Indoor Air Quality Concerns

If you’re having trouble with indoor air quality concerns at work, consider the following solutions…

  • Improved Ventilation. Poor ventilation is one of the most common reasons for compromised air quality. While a ventilation system replacement or refurbishment can be a costly investment, it can nip persistent air quality concerns in the bud.
  • Clean Ducts Regularly. If irritants build up in your air ducts and HVAC system, those irritants will then mix in with the air you and your employees breathe. Make sure to have these systems regularly cleaned to prevent these concerns.
  • Limit Irritants. Most air quality concerns come down to dust and dirt tracked in from outdoors. Tiny particles of dust and dirt can become kicked up and become part of the air in your workplace. High-quality mats at your workplace’s entrance can help workers reduce the amount of dust and dirt they bring inside, making the air healthier to breathe.
  • Be Smart About Layout. Certain items in your workplace are bound to have a negative impact on indoor air quality. Large photocopiers, in particular, are known for their negative impact on air quality. Make sure that copiers — and other items that could impact air quality — are kept at a distance from workers.
  • Trap Dirt, Dust, and Particulate. Your workplace’s cleaning services will have a major impact on the indoor air quality of your workplace. The use of microfiber cleaning materials, for instance, ensure a higher amount of dust and dirt are captured during cleaning. Even more important are HEPA filter vacuums, which trap particles as small as 0.3 microns in diameter.

Looking to improve air quality in your workplace? Your local Jan-Pro cleaning team can help. Our cleaners not only use microfiber cleaning materials to trap higher rates of dirt and dust, we also offer air filtration using HEPA filter vacuums from ProTeam, an American Lung Association partner.

Call your Jan-Pro today at 866-355-1064 to get started with your local commercial cleaning office.

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