A Breath of Fresh Air: How Commercial Cleaning Services Affect Indoor Air Quality
Indoor Air Quality might not be on your radar when you think about how your office or facility is cleaned but it should be.
“Sick building syndrome” is when people complain of symptoms such as eye, nose and throat irritation; neuro-toxic or general health problems; skin irritation; nonspecific hypersensitivity reactions; and odor and taste sensation. It’s often the result of poor ventilation and recirculating mold, dust, and other chemicals or gasses that abound in commercial spaces.
Dust particles, particularly micro-dust which can be inhaled deeply into the lungs, are of particular concern. Indoor Air Quality is also directly affected by the quality of vacuum cleaner a janitor uses to clean a facility.
The majority of vacuum cleaners spit out a great deal of dust, dirt and other contaminant particles into the air. In contrast, a proven method to improve air quality is vacuuming with a HEPA filtration Vacuum, such as the type used by Coverall Franchise Owners as part of the Coverall Health-Based Cleaning System® Program. They remove 99.97% of dust, dirt, bacteria and allergens, immediately improving air quality.
Another variable is the material used for dusting. Microfiber is vastly superior to other dusting methods, but the weight and class of microfiber make a difference. That’s one reason Coverall tested numerous brands and various weaves of microfiber to find the exact specification for hygienic cleaning and removal of dirt, dust, germs and other contaminants.
Closer: To find out more about the relationship between custodial services and indoor air quality, read the whole article here.
Coverall is one of the largest franchisors of commercial cleaning business in the world with a global network of over 8,000 Franchised Business Owners servicing more than 40,000 customers.