Indoor Air Quality at the Office

Indoor Air Quality at the Office

Good air is essential to survival. When we think about air quality, we often picture smoggy skies and pollution in major cities, but usually ignore indoor air. It’s not just the public either; indoor air is researched far less than outdoor air, even though the average person in the United States spends about 90% of their time indoors.

In the past, indoor air quality wasn’t a major concern for building developers. Since the mid-20th century, buildings have increasingly been designed to be more airtight, mostly in the name of energy efficiency. Unfortunately, that trend wasn’t accompanied by increased ventilation, leading to a buildup of various pollutants, including carbon dioxide. This led to changes in building design starting in the 1980s, but while standards have improved, indoor air quality is still something to be concerned about.

It’s easy to underestimate the amount of particulate matter indoors. These teeny tiny specks can get deep into the lungs, affecting the heart and causing everything from strokes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease to asthma attacks and cardiac arrhythmias. Improving the indoor air quality of your workspace can reduce the risk of illness, increase productivity and save money lost every year in sick days.

While there are many causes of poor indoor air quality and solutions to address them, one of the best ways building service contractors can boost the quality of the air in their workspaces is to invest in a quality upright commercial vacuum.

The BGU1451T and Indoor Air Quality

A high-quality vacuum will truly clean your space instead of blowing dust and irritants back into the air. The BGU1451T Bissell commercial upright vacuum features three filtration stages and a cyclonic cleaning system that allows you to remove dirt and contaminants from every corner of your workplace. Attachments, including a crevice tool, upholstery tool and extension wand, ensure that every nook and cranny can be cleaned, and its lightweight design and carry handle allow you to easily clean from room to room and transport the vacuum from level to level.

Designed with the user in mind, other features include a 13” cleaning path width, 5-position height adjustment, 30-foot cord and easy storage of attachments in the back of the vacuum.

The team here at Bissell is happy to recommend the best upright vacuum cleaner for improving the indoor air quality of your workplace. Give us a call today at 1-800-242-1378 to learn more!