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Ways to Improve the Indoor Air Quality of your Property

Poor indoor air quality can impact on people's health, so it needs to be taken seriously.

Many business owners run air conditioning units throughout the year and believe this alone is enough to ensure the quality of their property’s air but in many instances, this simply isn’t the case. Indoor air quality is a key concern for many leading organisations including the Environmental Protection Agency and the Asthma and Allergy Foundation. The air quality within buildings relates closely to the health of those using them and responsible employers and business owners have a duty of care to their employees and visitors to their premises. Health effects from indoor air pollutants may be experienced soon after exposure or it can be something that occurs years later, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. This is why it’s essential that business owners do all they can to improve and ensure the air quality of their premises. Air Pollution harms the health of 4 in 10 Americans and while this isn’t all related to the air quality indoors, it does include it. Improving the air quality of all properties should be a priority for general workplace health. Below are some ways you can look to improve the indoor air quality of your property:

Control Humidity

Humidity in the average property should be somewhere between 25% and 40%. In most properties this can be achieved naturally through opening windows and doors where necessary but where it isn’t possible, you may want to consider investing in a humidifier or dehumidifier dependent on the particular problems in your space. These products are designed to optimise the humidity in your premises and ensure it is kept at the best level to avoid negatively influencing indoor air quality.

Regular HVAC Cleaning

Your HVAC system is key to keeping clean and fresh air circulating in your property. However, if it is left unmaintained and unclean, it will soon stop operating properly. What’s more, an unclean HVAC system can actually release allergens and other unwanted particles back into your property’s air, further bringing down the overall quality. Professional air duct and vent cleaning is the best way of ensuring a perfectly functioning HVAC system all year round and teams such as ours are experienced in ensuring the system is routinely cleaned. Unclogging air filters is essential to ensure fresh, clean air continues to circulate around the premises.

Invest in Professional Cleaning

Professional cleaning services provided on a regular basis ensure no pollutants build up in your premises. Dust and dirt can build up quickly even in premises such as offices and shops and if they’re not dealt with the quickly get into the air. This can cause any number of problems especially as dust and dirt particles may include pollutants and allergens harmful to health.

Reduce Chemical Usage

Opting for greener and more eco-friendly cleaning is becoming the norm for modern businesses. Many common cleaning chemicals and paints are highly toxic and can be damaging to health. Cleaning chemicals which are labeled as “fragrant” are among the worst culprits as they often have highly dangerous and toxic chemicals in their makeup. Once used, these chemicals become part of your premises’ atmosphere and negatively impact on the overall air quality. Natural and green cleaning methods are just as effective and ensure no impact on the overall quality of the air in your property. While it is hard to control the impact of air pollution on the streets, business owners are in control of the quality of air in their premises. Regular cleaning, a well-serviced HVAC system and a commitment to greener cleaning methods are all key ways of helping improve the air quality in your premises. Penn Jersey are fully committed to green and eco-friendly cleaning services for all our clients and we all offer regular HVAC cleaning, helping ensure our clients have the best opportunity to offer clean and healthy environments for their staff and customers. Contact us today to discuss your business needs.

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