Managing a facility is a job that impacts a ton of people. From clients and customers to co-workers, all kinds of people use your facility every day. Keeping a clean appearance isn’t enough to make your facility healthy. You need to focus on making your building one that people can use day in and day out without worrying about getting sick. With World Health Day coming up, we have some tips for creating a healthier environment in your commercial building:
Implement a Green Cleaning Program
Traditional industrial cleaners expertly eliminate bacteria, but they can also pose risks to the co-workers using them and anyone else who enters the facility at cleaning time. Consider adopting a green cleaning solution, using products that are safer for the environment and for the people who enter your facility every day.
Use Professional Pest Control Services
For a business, professional pest control should be a no-brainer. However, you may want to cut corners if you only see bugs in the building every so often. Unfortunately, DIY solutions tend to spread nasty chemicals and be ineffective, which can cause the infestation to grow and spread. Preventative pest control is the best thing you can do for your business.
Maintain HVAC Systems
Most of the air quality issues that buildings face are due to HVAC systems aging and not being properly maintained. Make sure all of the HVAC systems within your building are maintained on schedule to keep the facility healthy. This includes changing out air filters, cleaning vents and keeping up with professional maintenance.
Keep Up with Insulation and Ventilation
There’s real value in keeping the building a consistent temperature, from the comfort of building dwellers to saving money on power. Locking the thermostats may not be a popular option, but there are other ways to keep the temperature consistent and comfortable. Make sure the insulation is in working condition and that the vents in each room are unblocked and open for maximum ventilation and airflow.
Use Plants to Assist with Air Quality
Plants may feel like just another element of a building to maintain, but keeping living plants within the building can actively improve the air quality. The peace lily, for example, purifies the air around it by removing carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, ammonia and more from the air. As long as the plants are maintained, they can make it easier to breathe indoors.
When you keep your facility healthy, it benefits co-workers, customers and clients while helping you stay compliant with building standards. It’s also a great way to celebrate World Health Day. Want more tips on healthy facilities management? Give Pollock Orora a call at 972-263-2126 or reach out online.