May is Global Employee Health and Fitness Month – a time for workplaces to consider the health of their employees. While many companies show some extra love to employees by offering group exercise activities or discussions around mental health – there are other ways to consider the health of your employees too.
Keeping shared spaces and offices clean is one of the best ways to consider the daily physical health of your employees. Most people don’t think often about deep cleaning or the dust and dirt that may be collecting on out-of-sight surfaces. However lurking mold, allergens, and dust can impact health over time and go unnoticed. For employees that are susceptible to dust and allergens – this is a priority concern.
The National Center for Healthy Housing correlates that indoor dust can directly cause health complications including respiratory problems, asthma, and allergic reactions. Research shows that regular cleaning is among one of the top ways to reduce exposure to dust and lists carpeted flooring as a material source of dust and allergens.
Most offices and commercial spaces hire cleaning services to address the most commonly used and visible surfaces, such as desks, cubicles, door handles, bathrooms, et cetera. Deep cleaning elevated surfaces, flooring, windows, and air vents tend to become non-priority items. However, these areas are far more likely to collect and hold onto dust and dirt making the possibility of respiratory issues or an allergic reaction in an employee more probable.
Regularly scheduling deep cleaning surfaces will inevitably limit the amount of daily cleaning needed and extend the life of areas like flooring. Maintaining a clean office or commercial space is a great way to not only give back to employees for Global Employee Health and Fitness Month, but also prioritize their health all year round.
Buckingham Commercial Cleaning specializes in a variety of cleaning services, that address all of these concerns and more. Our certified cleaning teams are trained to deep clean a variety of flooring (including carpet), and effectively clean everyday surfaces, elevated surfaces, and even address clean up post-construction projects. Call us today to learn more about how our services can benefit your office or commercial space.