When you think about indoor air quality, carpet cleaning is probably not the first thing that comes to mind. Still, commercial carpet cleaning can have a significant impact on indoor air quality. Indoor air quality or IAQ, is a term that refers to the overall quality of the air within your building and structures, especially related to the health and the comfort and safety of your building’s occupants. Indoor air quality can be impacted by a number of factors including contaminants like mold and bacteria, gases that can come from the materials used in your building, grit and dirt carried into your building by foot traffic and more. Of course, filtration and ventilation are key components of maintaining high indoor air quality in your building, but regular commercial carpet cleaning services can go a long way in further improving indoor air quality. Your office carpeting acts like another filter in your facility and regular cleaning of carpets assures your carpets effectively trap pollutants and contaminants rather than allow them to freely circulate in your building’s air.Read More
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You Want Clean Office Carpet But You Want It Safe, Right?
As a Facility Manager, you know that clean carpets send the right message about the care of your facility, but do you know if what is being used to clean your carpets is safe? Maybe you are working toward green cleaning goals, maybe you are concerned about indoor air quality, perhaps you are actively looking for ways for your facility to assure a healthy work environment. Either way, you are right to be concerned about what your commercial carpet cleaning company is using to clean your carpets. There are some things you should know about carpet cleaning and the chemicals used in order to help you make safe choices to safeguard your building and the people in it.Read More
Given all of the work they do in your facility, your Building Services Contractors (BSCs), including commercial carpet cleaning companies, play an important role in a building’s pursuit of LEED Certification. LEEDs, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a worldwide green building certification program established by the non-profit U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in order to advance environmental goals and responsible resource use with regard to design, construction, operation, and maintenance of buildings, homes, and more. Meeting the LEED requirements is a worthy target and goal for Facility Managers but in order to get the most from it, it helps to have Building Services Contractors, including carpet cleaning companies, who are aware of the LEEDs requirements and know how to best help you achieve your green goals. Whether it comes down to recycling, water conservation, reduced waste or green cleaning, your commercial cleaning company and janitorial services company can contribute to the efficiency and environmentally responsible operation of your building.