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Are Your Carpets Affecting the Indoor Air Quality of Your Commercial Business?

For most people working an office job, you can spend close to an entire 8 hour work day indoors. Sure, you may be away from the smog and the exhaust of cars from the outdoors, but did you know that according to the Environmental Protection Agency, the indoors can have 2 to 5 times more volatile organic compounds present, i.e. more pollution, than the outside air? There are several leading causes of poor indoor air quality in your office space.

What leads to poor indoor air quality?

-Contaminants like mold, fungi, and dust not only accumulate inside the vents and ducts of the HVAC system, but they also get circulated quickly to all parts of the building. This circulation leads to illnesses spreading quickly.

-Modern buildings are built to create a tight seal between the inside and outside to minimize heating and cooling costs. The downside is that the inside air keeps getting recirculated, which means more and more pollution is added to the air.

-An executive office space uses many materials that can emit volatile organic compounds and contribute to a poor indoor air quality.

-Commercial carpets have fibers that hold onto dirt, dust, debris, and other contaminants. These contaminants are easily released and circulated through the building’s HVAC system.

One important way to improve your indoor air quality is by hiring a commercial cleaning company to regularly clean your carpets.

New England Cleaning Services, Inc. is a local, family-owned and operated commercial cleaning company based in Waltham, MA. With over 40 years of experience, we are experts in the commercial cleaning industry. Our highly-trained professionals work with each of our clients to clean and maintain their commercial facilities for general cleanings, emergencies, and project services.

By helping keep your carpets clean, we can help not only provide better air for your employees and visitors, but also increase the productivity of your business by minimizing health problems (and sick days) caused by highly-polluted air.

If your eastern Massachusetts commercial facility is in need of high-quality cleaning, contact us online or at (781) 890-2000 for a free quote today!


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