With so much time spent at work, employers must ensure their buildings are healthy and comfortable. Air quality is a major consideration, as poor indoor air can lead to increased sickness and bothersome allergy symptoms. Here are a few things you can do to maintain optimum air quality inside your office.
HVAC systems have air filters, which catch contaminants like dust, pollen, and other allergens. Replacing filters regularly ensure they’re able to keep the air in your office fresh and clean. While it can depend on the size of your workplace and how many employees you have, air filters should usually be changed at least every three months.
Air duct cleaning is also recommended. Dust and other debris collect within ducts over time. When heating or cooling equipment is turned on, this debris will be dispersed throughout your office.
Proper circulation of air is a must to ensure healthy indoor air. Vents should be clean and unblocked by furniture and boxes. Unobstructed vents also improve energy efficiency, which means better performance and less money spent on utility costs.
Like dust and pollen, mold is also an allergen. It can exacerbate allergy symptoms like sneezing and congestion. It can also make asthma symptoms, such as shortness of breath, much worse.
Leaking pipes, high humidity, and other sources of excess moisture encourage mold growth at your place of work. Schedule timely repair of plumbing problems to prevent leaks. Also, make sure ventilation systems are functioning as expected to keep humidity levels low.
Scheduling regular professional cleaning at your office can also have a positive impact on your workplace’s air quality. Since 1951, Maintenance Service Systems, Inc. has cleaned and sanitized workplaces around New Mexico. We also perform floor care, restroom sanitation, general maintenance, blind cleaning, and many other essential services.