It is far too easy for businesses to forget about the ventilation system on premise. As a part of the office that is often overlooked, assuming that your air vent is fine is quite common. So common, in fact, that as dust and bacteria collect, you may not notice the property becoming increasingly stuffy. The importance of cleaning ventilation is something many people need to consider more often.
The Importance of Cleaning Ventilation
Of course, if you fail to notice how stuffy your office is getting, you could be subjecting your staff and visitors to unpleasant scents and mustiness, as well as dust and pollen that can trigger allergies. These problems aren’t just unpleasant and uncomfortable. In fact, they can have a huge impact on office productivity. Fresh air in the workplace keeps employees feeling awake and focused. When working in stale and stuffy air, the team can become tired and lose motivation.
It’s even possible that the dirty ventilation could make those who enter your building fall ill. Bacteria that build up in the vents can then be spread through the air. This can increase the levels of sickness in the workplace which will, in turn, negatively affect your business. Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) now affects many workers and is often connected to poor quality ventilation and airborne particles such as dust and spores.
Maintaining and cleaning your vents is not just essential for staff health and happiness. In fact, it is also a legal requirement for employers. According to Regulation 6 of the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE’s) Workplace Regulations 1992 Approved Code of Practice: “Mechanical ventilation systems (including air-conditioning systems) should be regularly and properly cleaned, tested and maintained to ensure that they are kept clean and free from anything which may contaminate the air.”
Keeping your Vents Clean
This means that it is imperative for you to keep your vents clean and clear if you wish you have a healthy, happy and motivated workplace. As we mentioned earlier, overlooking ventilation is far too common. We don’t often think about the ventilation that pumps through the air we breathe as they are often up high on a wall. If you take a closer look, you may be shocked to see just how dusty and dirty your vents are. This is dirt and dust which you and your entire office are breathing in on a daily basis.
An experienced professional cleaning company will be able to completely clear out your ducts. With a company such as Absolutely Gleaming Services, you can be sure that your office will be sparkling from top to bottom! To find out more, get in touch.