How to Improve the Indoor Air Quality of Your Business

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You want your workplace to be safe and clean for your employees, which includes having good indoor air quality. If you are concerned with the air quality due to frequent illnesses with employees or because you hear a lot of coughing and sneezing, it is probably time to think about changes you can make. Here are some different ways to improve the indoor air quality of your business.

Hire a Cleaning Service

Your offices need to be kept as clean as possible, so that often means hiring a cleaning service. You probably don't have time to be vacuuming floors and dusting furniture, so it is well worth the money spent when you hire a professional. You can choose what they clean and how often they come by depending on the size of your business and what your needs are. Recommend that they use a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) vacuum cleaner as that will get rid of more of the dust particles that cause allergies. Have them dust the office every time they clean, including any wood furniture and all electrical equipment and computers.

Clean Out the AC Air filter

If you have an air conditioner in your office, make sure you replace or clean out the air filter on a routine basis. There is an air filter that collects dust and dander that would have otherwise exited the vents and entered the different offices in your business. However, this air filter can get clogged, which then reduces its ability to keep those particles out of the air. If it is reusable, you will need to clean it, otherwise you might have a disposable air filter that just needs to be replaced. It is also a good idea to have a professional HVAC technician inspect the unit and make sure it is running smoothly.

Reduce Synthetic Fragrances

The more natural you can keep the air in your business, the better off you will be. The air quality goes down when it is riddled with strong cleaning chemicals and aerosol sprays. When you hire your cleaning service, request that use only fragrance-free cleaning products. If you want your office to smell better, stop using deodorizing spray with an aerosol can or using plug-in scents that aren't natural. Instead, improve the scent and air quality by bringing in some plants and flowers. These help to clean the air and deodorize the office at the same time. Also remember to ventilate by keeping the windows open whenever possible.