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How professional cleaning services can improve indoor air quality

Fatigue, irritated eyes, lapses in concentration… they have all been attributed to poor air quality in office buildings. This is not to mention the impact of poor indoor air quality on office workers’ overall health and wellbeing.

A YouGov survey commissioned by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) reported that almost 70% of office workers believed that poor air quality in their offices was having a negative effect on their productivity and wellbeing. 

And a study from the Harvard School Of Public Health revealed that staff working in well-ventilated offices with low pollutant levels had double the cognitive function of those in offices with average levels of exactly the same pollutants.

In 2022, a report from the UK’s Chief Medical Officer noted that as measures to reduce outdoor air pollution evolve, indoor air pollution was becoming a larger proportion of the air quality challenge… and that action was needed to protect public health.

So, improving and maintaining the air quality level in office environments is clearly of paramount importance for businesses.

How professional cleaning services can improve indoor air quality

What are the causes of indoor air pollution?

Indoor air pollution in offices can come from numerous sources.

Mould can grow in offices which are experiencing problems due to damp and leaks: this problem can be made worse by poor ventilation. Exposure to mould spores can cause allergic reactions such as breathing difficulties, rashes and eye irritation, and mould and damp can aggravate conditions such as asthma and eczema.

In a typical office environment, workers may also be exposed to fumes from cooking and heating appliances.

Dust is another source of indoor air pollution. If an office isn’t cleaned regularly, dust can build up: when dust particles are airborne (for instance when they are disturbed), they can cause health problems in people who are exposed to them. These can include respiratory infections and allergic reactions. Dust can also affect electrical equipment and clog up fans and vents, which can cause computers, servers and other equipment to overheat.

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Why professional cleaning services can make a difference…

Regular office cleaning to a high professional standard can support you in protecting the health of your employees and help you to reduce the risk of the problems caused by indoor air pollution.

Office upholstery, equipment, carpets, walls, windows and communal areas such as kitchens and canteens all need to be cleaned thoroughly on a regular basis, to prevent the build-up of dust, allergens, bacteria and other contaminants which may become airborne and have a harmful effect on staff members.

It’s also important that the cleaning products used do not contribute to poor air quality, which is why at NECS, we use eco-friendly cleaning products when undertaking our work.

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Improving interior air quality

Have you noticed staff suffering from the problems we have referred to? Do you want support in improving interior air quality in your office?

Whether you are operating a small office or managing multiple facilities, we can support you with high quality, professional cleaning services.

Our experienced office cleaning staff are trained to the highest standard and we’ll act as your professional cleaning partner, ensuring that your employees and customers can work in a hygienic, clean and safe working environment.

NECS has the expertise to identify problem areas such as mould outbreaks and dust build-up, and we well advise on cleaning regimes and solutions to address these challenges.

Find out how we can help you. Get in touch with the NECS team.  

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