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Cleaning Up Your Indoor Air Quality

Did you know that the air inside of buildings is two to five times more polluted than the air outside? That’s pretty daunting, considering most of us spend the majority of our days inside. The cold New England weather makes it even more likely that these hours will only increase as we enter late fall and winter. Poor air quality has been linked to poor physical and mental health outcomes, so it is in the best interest of your commercial business to improve the indoor air quality as much as possible.

Prevention is key

Among the various ways that indoor air pollution can increase, one of the biggest and most preventable sources is the dust, debris, and dirt that people track into the building. Instead of focusing efforts on cleaning what is brought into the facility, focusing on minimizing the amount of debris that comes into the building to begin with is a way that businesses can impact their indoor air quality.

Having a proper matting system is an easily-implementable solution that can make a significant difference, especially for large commercial facilities like hospitals, executive offices, and large manufacturing and production facilities. According to field tests performed by BST Laboratory, the amount of debris carried into facilities can be up to a quarter of a pound per 1000 people. That’s a lot!

The Carpet and Rug Institute, which New England Cleaning Services, Inc. has various cleaning certifications through, recommends that commercial businesses place nine to fifteen feet of matting by their entrances to reduce tracking. Having the proper length, material, as well as the proper care are key considerations when implementing these entrance mats. Not only do the mats and surrounding areas need to be vacuumed on a daily basis, but they also need to be deep cleaned regularly to remove particles and stains that are difficult to remove.

Our cleaning pros can help!

One of the best ways to make the most out of your facility’s matting system to improve the indoor air quality is to hire a professional commercial cleaning company like New England Cleaning Services, Inc. Our vast experience and expertise in commercial cleaning provides our clients with consistent, high-quality cleans through advanced training and technologies. We use HEPA-filter vacuums to help keep your flooring and mats free of even microscopic pollutants and contaminants, and perform advanced carpet cleanings that are powerful but gentle on the carpet fibers. We can also address other areas of your facility to further improve the indoor air quality of your facility.

Contact us

From your entrance and exterior to the interior flooring, walls, and high-rise areas, New England Cleaning Services, Inc. can keep your commercial business clean, safe, and healthy! Call our Waltham, MA office in eastern Massachusetts at (781) 890-2000 to set up your cleaning today!


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