You spend a lot of time in your home. Naturally. So, as a result, it’s important to keep the air in your home as free from pollutants as possible. It only makes sense if you’re trying to maintain optimum health. And who isn’t? In our last blog, we listed a number of ways that you can work to improve the indoor air quality of your home. But, your home isn’t the only place where you spend a lot of time. Most of us spend a lot of time at work as well.
As a result, it can be argued that it’s just as important to maintain good indoor air quality in the workplace. Of course, this benefits you, your co-workers and all visitors to your company’s place of business. Steps to improving the indoor air quality of your workplace aren’t all that much different than they are for improving the air in your home. However, there are some obvious differences between the two environments.
More people are bound to enter and exit your workplace than your home on a daily basis. As a result, it is a lot more likely that people will be bringing in contaminants from the outdoors into the workplace. We recently blogged about how good a job Canadians are doing at maintaining good indoor air quality simply through the common practice of removing their shoes at the door. But this doesn’t happen at work, does it? So what can be done to improve the air at your job?
Here are four investments that improve indoor air quality at work:
1. Mops. It may sound like a no-brainer, but mopping up the floors after each work day is a good way to ensure that all of the contaminants left behind by workers are removed. According to Electrocorp, “technologically advanced microfibre mops and dusting cloths, in particular, can capture more soiling than traditional cotton products…and without the use of potentially harmful cleaning solutions.”
2. Floor mats. Your workplace’s cleaning routines will certainly be made a lot easier if you don’t have that much to clean to begin with. To minimize the amount of contaminants that enter your workplace, place floor mats at each entrance so that people can scrape the bottoms of their shoes before entering. “All mats should be cleaned regularly to ensure their effectiveness,” reminds Electrocorp.
3. Plants. We also recently blogged about the numerous houseplants that help to improve indoor air quality. Why not add a little green to your working environment to produce the same effect? “Plants are mother nature’s own air filter, capturing dust and pollutants while simultaneously releasing fresh oxygen back in the environment,” says SmartFog.com, “NASA even conducted a study back in the late 1970s, revealing the air-purifying power of several popular plants.”
4. Humidifiers. You may be wondering how humidifiers can improve the indoor air quality of workplaces. According to SmartFog.com, they won’t completely protect your workplace from airborne pollutants, but they will help to promote cleaner air. “Humidifiers live up to their namesake by releasing moisture vapour into the air; thus, raising the humidity,” says the site, “This moisture vapour creates resistance in the air, restricting the ability of germs to travel.”
At DF Technical & Consulting Services Ltd., we offer Air Quality Services that work to improve the indoor air quality of any home or workplace. Our team is highly experienced at maximizing inspection processes to locate all areas of concern. Let’s improve the health and wellness of all those you live and work with today! For more information, please don’t hesitate to call us at 1-855-668-3131 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.