When you’re working in a small office space, it’s not all that surprising that dirt, dust, and debris can quickly accumulate. All of these particles can mix together and create poor air quality that leaves your entire workforce calling in sick more frequently. This is a phenomenon known as Sick Building Syndrome, which causes headaches, respiratory issues, coughing, and fevers — all due to bad air quality resulting from poor cleaning practices. Clean air vents equals healthy employees.
The good news is that there are actions you can take to reverse these issues and create a much healthier environment for your employees:
How to Improve the Air Quality in Your Office
Replace air filters regularly.
Poor air quality becomes an issue when air filters become clogged with dust and debris. Over time, the dirt accumulates inside of your ducts, causing all sorts of health problems for your staff. Make sure you are replacing filters every 6-12 months to keep your employees safe and productive.
Do not block your air vents.
The path to your air vents should be kept clear so that air can flow freely and circulate throughout the space. So, if you have boxes or furniture blocking your vents, you should move them immediately to avoid creating unexpected health issues.
Maintain appropriate humidity levels.
Dehumidifiers and air conditioners are important tools for controlling humidity levels in your office space. They work together to help keep mites, mold, and other allergens at bay. Keep your humidity levels between 30 and 50 percent to see the best results.
Decorate with a few office plants.
Plants in your office don’t just help create good vibes, they also help filter out nasty toxins that can negatively impact your health. They produce oxygen that purifies the air so that you and your employees will breathe easier.
Clean your office often.
If you want to create a cleaner, safer office environment, then you should sanitize frequently. We suggest working with a professional cleaning service who will ensure your office space is regularly dusted. And vacuumed and that clutter and garbage are promptly cleared away.
Get your air ducts inspected and cleaned.
Poor air quality and poor air circulation in your office space are signs that it’s time to have your ducts looked at by a professional. Before these issues start to affect your health or the health of your employees, be sure to call the experts.
Let fresh air circulate throughout your office.
From time to time you should open up the windows in your office to let fresh air in. This helps remove stale air that can contain certain toxins that make the environment unhealthy.
If poor air quality is a problem for your office space, you should contact the professionals at RJC Enterprises. We’ll work with you to set up a regular cleaning schedule at your convenience.
With over 30 years of experience, we set the standard in the janitorial services industry. We are committed to delivering excellent service, contact RJC Enterprises today to get started with your free estimate!