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Improving Indoor Air Quality of Office Buildings

salinas_officePeople spend a lot of time indoors. As such, it comes as no surprise that the quality of the indoor air can play a significant role in determining the comfort and health of occupants. Commercial locations, in particular, are susceptible to poor indoor air quality. Fortunately, it can be easy to improve your building’s indoor air by following just a few simple guidelines.

Sanitize Regularly

One of the best ways to prevent indoor air pollution is to sanitize the workplace as frequently as possible. Things such as dust, animal dander, viruses and bacteria are quick to grow in an enclosed area if it is not kept clean. Use non-toxic cleaning products to remove unwanted buildups and be sure to stay regularly when you clean, as consistency helps prevent further issues, such as mold growth. If the workplace gets too dirty too frequently, consider eliminating the sources of waste to make future cleanings easier.

Remove Chemicals and Ash Pollutants

Make sure that your workplace is a non-smoking zone. This is critical not only in reducing fire hazards, but also reducing the presence of airborne pollutants. Ash and cigarette smoke could stain walls and upholstery, resulting in a permanent and unpleasant scent. By removing the presence of such chemicals immediately, you can save on future cleaning costs while keeping your workplace pleasantly clean.

Service your HVAC System

Your HVAC system is responsible for more than keeping your indoor temperature even. The circulation in the system focuses on providing users with a higher quality of indoor air. However, like any other machinery, your HVAC system needs to be cleaned regularly. Make sure that you replace the filters roughly once every two or three months and have the system professionally serviced at least once a year. Keeping up to date on your system can help you get more out of it as well. Filters that become too clogged can eventually harm the interior of the system itself when tiny debris particles begin to build up.

Learn More

For more information about improving the indoor air quality in a commercial building or about our insulation services, contact USI online to find a branch near you and get a free quote. USI believes in excellence in every step of the process and ensures timely completion and quality of service, time after time.

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