Improve Your Indoor Air Quality With Professional Office Janitorial Services  

If you want to provide a safe and healthy environment for your office staff, clean, fresh air matters. The quality of indoor air inside offices and other workplaces is important not only for workers’ comfort but also for their health. Now, more than ever, employee health has become an issue of concern and many businesses are interested in a more environmentally-friendly operation. Aside from providing a clean, professional-looking workplace, one of the many benefits of hiring an office janitorial service is increased indoor air quality (IAQ).

According to several recent studies, the air within a regularly cleaned office is healthier to breathe and leads to increased employee wellness, focus, and performance and fewer sick days. Employees appear to be happier and more productive when their workspace, including the air, is fresh, clean, and free from dust, dirt, allergens, and particulate matter (also known as particle pollution or PM).  

Effects of Poor Indoor Air Quality

Currently, indoor air pollution is ranked by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as one of the top five environmental risks to public health. Some common indoor air pollutants that threaten indoor air quality include dust mites, mold, radon, pests, pet dander, and secondhand smoke.  Pollutants in our indoor environment can increase the risk of illness. Poor IAQ has been tied to symptoms like headaches, fatigue, trouble concentrating, and irritation of the eyes, nose, throat, and lungs.

Also, some specific diseases have been linked to specific air contaminants or indoor environments, like asthma in damp indoor environments.  Almost anyone can be at risk for indoor air pollution depending on their preexisting health conditions and the buildings they reside in.  

According to new research led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, poor indoor air quality can have a significant impact on your employees’ cognitive function, including response times and the ability to focus, and may also affect their productivity. The one-year study, which included participants in offices across six countries working in a variety of fields (engineering, real estate investment, architecture, and technology), found that increased concentration of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) was associated with slower response times and reduced accuracy on a series of cognitive tests.  

Improved IAQ can result in higher productivity and fewer lost workdays 

Several studies by EPA, states and independent scientific panels have consistently ranked indoor air pollution as an important environmental health problem. While most buildings do not have severe indoor air quality problems, even well-run buildings can experience poor indoor air quality at times, especially buildings that are not professionally cleaned on a regular basis.

The EPA estimates that poor indoor air may cost the U.S. tens of billions of dollars each year in lost productivity and medical care. An EPA report to Congress concluded that improved indoor air quality can result in higher productivity and fewer lost workdays. 

Poor Indoor Air Quality and Allergies

Allergies affect many people and are one of the top three reasons why employees miss work. Indoor air pollutants can worsen allergies and asthma symptoms among asthmatics. Office indoor air can have a lot of allergens such as dust mites, pet dander (dead skin cells), cockroaches, and mold.  Mold is a fungus that can be found both indoors and outside. When a mold source is disturbed, it can send spores into the air where they can make their way into your sinuses and lungs.

Inside, mold can be found near sinks, showers, and toilets; near water leaks such as from appliances and pipes; and in the soil of overwatered indoor plants. Cockroaches can cause asthma and allergy symptoms year-round. They like warm conditions, damp places, and food sources. Even dead cockroaches can trigger allergic reactions. Dust mites and pet dander can be found on surfaces, upholstery, curtains, carpets, rugs, under and on top of furniture, and clutter.

In Conclusion

IAQ is a major concern to businesses, building managers, tenants, and employees because it can impact the health and well-being of building occupants. Hiring a professional office janitorial service like Cleanstart can help mitigate poor indoor air quality by keeping the environment clean and free of accumulated dust, dirt, debris, allergens, and particulate matter. With regularly performed janitorial services, your employees will breathe easier. Our team of professional cleaners will provide you with a maximum clean tailored to your requests and needs. Get in touch with us today for more information on our high-quality office janitorial services in greater Puget Sound. 


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Call the office cleaning specialists at Cleanstart today to schedule a professional office cleaning at 253-921-2593.

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Cleanstart will help keep your office clean, healthy, and safe for your employees and building occupants. Our range of services covers every need, from recurring office cleanings to pre-and post-event cleanings to periodic deep cleans when you need them. We understand that every business is unique with different cleaning requirements. We’ll develop a workable plan with you that addresses all of your needs and issues. 

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We have extensive experience providing a wide range of cleaning services in a variety of commercial facilities throughout the greater Puget Sound region. Our professionally trained cleaning crews work efficiently while maximizing strict safety and building security protocols. We bring an unparalleled level of competency and professionalism to every job!

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Give Cleanstart a call today at (253) 921-2593 to learn more about our comprehensive commercial cleaning and janitorial services or to schedule a cleaning. We proudly service the following areas in the Greater Puget Sound region:

 Auburn, Bellevue, Bellingham, Bonney Lake, Bremerton, Factoria, Fife, Gig Harbor, Kent, Lakewood, Olympia, Puyallup, Renton, Seattle, Tacoma, Tukwila, University Place, King County, Kitsap County, Pierce County, and Thurston County.

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Improve Indoor Air Quality with Professional Office Janitorial Services