Better Indoor Air Quality through Structured Cleaning

A few tips to cleaning

1. Cleaning Chemicals.     Choose low-emitting maintenance chemicals to reduce VOCs. Volatile organic chemicals, or VOCs, present in some traditional cleaning chemicals can contribute adversely to indoor air quality and lead to Volatile organicity issues. Careful selection of cleaning chemicals can help reduce the risks.
2. Door Mat System.      Place quality walk-off mats at all entrances. The best way to reduce contamination is to stop it before entering the door. When dirt, allergens and the like are successfully trapped in walk-off mats, carpets, textiles and surfaces can stay cleaner.
3. Vacuum Cleaning.      Vacuum carpet regularly. Regular vacuum cleaning perhaps is the most important aspect of a preventative maintenance system; this significantly reduce indoor allergens. In general, weekly cleaning works for most surfaces, while high traffic areas may require more frequent vacuuming.
4. Deep Cleaning.        Deep clean carpet on a regular schedule. Vacuuming removes the bulk of
contaminants, but periodic deep cleaning is also important. One alternative for carpet maintenance, dry polymer cleaning, can also remove up to 99 percent of allergens from the air when used with a quality, properly maintained HVAC system.
5. Other Soft Fabric.    Don’t forget textiles. Carpet, upholstery, fabric panels and window treatments act as filters, collecting airborne contaminants. Make sure to include these materials in any preventative maintenance regimen.
6. Mold.    Safeguard against mold. In addition to being unsightly, mold can negatively impact the health of those exposed. Prevent mold growth, and avoid the problem, by choosing carpet cleaning and maintenance techniques that remove the bulk of moisture used in the process, and ensuring that HVAC systems are in proper working order.

Maintain today, sustain tomorrow. In addition to reducing indoor allergens and contaminants, scheduled maintenance can also prolong the life of carpet, upholstery and other soft materials in your facility.