Happy new year everyone! Even though a week of 2020 is already behind us, the DF Technical & Consulting Services Ltd. team wanted to pass along our best wishes in our first blog of the new year. As you know, 2020 isn’t just a new year, but it’s the start of a new decade! So, we thought a good way to start it was to take a bit of a different angle with our first blog and focus on how to improve indoor air quality at work as opposed to your home.
Are you a business owner? If so, you have the huge task of ensuring the safety of your employees on a daily basis. Surely, keeping things clean and tidy at work requires a lot more effort than keeping things clean and tidy at home. Naturally, there are more people in your workplace than there are at your house. And where there are people, there is pollution. So what can you do to improve indoor air quality at work?
Not an easy task, we know. But, in order to ensure the air you breathe at work is as pure as possible, it’s vital that you pinpoint any and all sources of air contamination. As Swiss-based air quality technology company, IQAir advises, you should make notes of any damages or leaks and check for possible air contaminants while walking around the building.
“Also, vacuum carpet frequently and wash hard floors,” their site instructs, “Store cleaning supplies in well-ventilated areas away from employees and schedule housekeeping-type activities after hours. Ban indoor smoking and provide a well-ventilated outdoor area for smokers. After making improvements and corrections, consult with building occupants to see if poor air quality complaints persist or if they’ve improved.”
In many of our blogs from the last decade, we championed the act of cracking the windows at home. The importance of ventilation cannot be underestimated. That goes double for the workplace. With so many bodies inhabiting the space, it’s especially important to have the stale air in the office circulate with the fresher air from outside. According to Megan Jones of Corporate Wellness Magazine, you should open the windows to allow outdoor air to enter the building.
“Be sure to keep air vents unblocked,” she continues, “Placing furniture, storage boxes, chairs, or cabinets in front air vents will disrupt air circulation, causing your workplace to feel stuffy. Indoor plants are also a great addition to your office. They are not only refreshing to the eyes but can also help promote your indoor air quality by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen into the air.”
“Performing an indoor air testing will provide you with the right information and insights to make your IAQ improvement plan more directed and efficient,” affirms Jones, “Air quality tests include checking humidity levels, airflow, ventilation, mould growth, odours, and water damage.”
At DF Technical & Consulting Services Ltd., we would love to work with you on improving the indoor air quality at your place of business. Please don’t hesitate to contact us in order to learn more about such services as our Air Quality Services and Mould Assessment Services. Call us at 1-855-668-3131 or email email@example.com today!