3 Tips to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Breathe Fresh Clean Indoor Air | 3 Tips to improve indoor air qualityIn any atmosphere, and especially in a work environment, air quality is not only important, it can be a costly liability issue for a business. Especially if employees performance or attendance is affected by the air quality.

Here are 3 simple steps you can take to ensure that your office or facility air quality is the best it can be.

HEPA Filters

HEPA stands for High Efficiency Particulate Absorption. Which is a fancy way of saying that it’s a process that filters out and absorbs particles in the air that may be too small for the human eye to see. HEPA filters are used in anything from HVAC units, to automobiles to vacuum & carpet cleaners.

Dust mites, mold spores, pollen and pet dander (for those who bring pets to work) in the air inside your office or facility can result in poor indoor air quality leading to allergies, asthma and other potential illnesses.

HEPA filters capture at least 99.97% of all particles 0.3 microns in diameter or larger that enter into the filter (dust mites range from 2-10 microns in size). By utilizing a HEPA filtered vacuum on a frequent basis, dust particles, pollen, etc. are captured before they enter into the air we breathe. Also, HEPA filtered vacuums are great for carpets and hard floors in order to capture maximum amount of particles.

Live Plants

While it may seem a bit odd to think that a plant could improve indoor air quality, there’s plenty of scientific research that proves so.

While you might know that plants provide helpful oxygen for indoor air, here are some things that you might not know…

  • Plants can be helpful in removing toxins from the air
  • Plants can actually can actually thrive on substances that may be harmful to people
  • Plants act as a natural air filter

So, not only is there aesthetic value in having plants in your office or facility, but there are proven health benefits.

Entry Mats

Entry Mats are traditionally thought of as an aid in keeping floors cleaner and reducing maintenance costs. And while this is true, they also aid in improving indoor air quality.

Simple and functional by design, entrance mats halt dirt and grime at the door. Without mats, dirt is tracked into the building which can then lead to scratches, damage to your floors, and eventually ends up embedded in your carpet. With foot traffic, this dirt is then agitated and spreads as dust throughout your property where it settles into air ducts and everywhere else.

Bet you never thought about Entry Mats being so important huh?

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