Reducing Employee Sick Days by Improving Indoor Air Quality


Reducing Employee Sick Days by Improving Indoor Air Quality

With old infrastructure and an increase in chemicals being used on furniture and every day items, improving the indoor air quality in an office space can be a challenge but is so important to help reduce employee sick days.

The most common symptoms of poor indoor air quality include:

  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Allergies
  • Sinus congestion
  • Coughing and sneezing
  • Dizziness
  • Dryness and irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat

While these are symptoms are common symptoms of a cold or flu, if employees are suffering from them and they’re disappearing when they leave the office for the weekend or on vacation, it’s a sign that their might be poor indoor air quality in the office space.

By tackling the indoor air quality in your office space, employees will feel less symptoms brought on by these symptoms and take less sick days.

How to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Utilize the Right Vacuum Bags and Filters

The bags and filters that are being used in your vacuum have a large impact on indoor air quality. By replacing the bags and filters in your vacuums based on the manufacturer’s recommendations will ensure that your vacuum is removing as much dust, dirt, allergens, and other particles from surfaces in your office as possible. The cleaner your suraces are kept, the better your indoor air quality will be.

Maintaining Your HVAC System

The HVAC system in your office has a huge impact on the indoor air quality and keeping your system maintained and replacing your air filters regularly is crucial.

Having your HVAC system maintained regularly will also save you money in the long run on costly repairs.

HEPA Filters

HEPA filters trap at least 99.97% of particles down to 0.3 microns, which allows you to trap allergens, bacteria, and other harmful particles that can cause discomfort, when vacuuming. By utilizing HEPA filters in the workplace, the harmful particles that cause discomfort or illness are less likely to build up on surfaces and reduce sick days.

Commercial Vacuums from Bissell BigGreen Commercial

At Bissell BigGreen Commercial, we have all of the commercial vacuums, replacement vacuum bags, and HEPA filters that you need to keep your office safe and free of allergens. To learn more about our products and to place your order, contact us today at 800-242-1378.