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Prepare for Winter with Fall Cleaning

Posted by Technical Service Department on Nov 15, 2017 9:32:14 AM

We've all heard of Spring Cleaning, but what about Fall Cleaning? The turn of the calendar to the fall season marks a time of the year we tend to spend more time indoors. So it makes perfect sense to clean up our environment this time of year to ensure good health in the upcoming months.

Nicer weather conditions in late spring and summer months means windows and doors tend to be open more often, which in turn equates to more outside pollutants finding their way to the indoors. Fall cleaning will help rid our facilities of these contaminates. 

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Topics: Dust, Blog, Cleaning

Is Your Employee Productivity "Sick"? It could be Dust

Posted by THE Cleaning Resource on Jan 30, 2017 2:02:00 PM

January 30, 2017

Everyone knows a pleasant work environment makes happy, productive employees. But nice pictures on the wall and some pretty flowers aren't going to smooth over the impact of the real saboteurs of productivity. Sometimes the physical work environment conceals health threats that crush efficiency and drive up absenteeism. 

One of the major culprits contributing to health issues in the workplace is excess dust. Combating dust can be a real challenge, especially in large commercial or medical buildings. Dust mites are distributed through ducts, after which they linger on work surfaces and upholstery. These are the critters responsible for allergies, asthma, and eczema. Dust mites are one of the factors that make a building succumb to "sick building syndrome." 

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Topics: Employee Productivity, Combating Dust, Dust, Sick Building Syndrome, Poor Air Quality

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