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Work In A Sick Office? Sick Building Syndrome Is Real

1/8/2019 (Permalink)

Sick building syndrome is real.

During cold and flu season, your workplace may seem filled with people who cannot stop sniffling and sneezing. Whether they caught a flu bug, are reacting to dust from the heating system, or are showing symptoms from what has been labeled “sick building syndrome,” Your workplace deserves a proper cleaning to make sure germs are not spreading. Here is what you can do to stop a sick office this flu season.

How Sick Building Syndrome Happens

“Sick Building Syndrome” Is a phenomenon occurring when many people in a workplace experience health problems but there are no exact causes identified. These complaints may be tied to a single room or come from people working throughout the building. Needless to say, any situation creating discomfort for people in the workplace will eat away at productivity, increase absenteeism, and may affect your company’s bottom line.

Chemicals outside the building entering the workplace (vehicle exhaust, plumbing vents) may cause these problems. Contaminants from indoor sources including copy machines, cleaning solutions, and upholstery can cause office sickness as well. Biological pollutants such as bacteria, mold, and viruses may also be at the root of the discomfort. Proper commercial cleaning can help reduce the impact of these workplace pollutants as long as heavy chemicals are not involved in the process.

Avoiding A Sick Office On Flu Season

While you cannot control vehicles idling outside your building or block a neighbor’s plumbing vents, you can make sure your office is clean to prevent the spread of illness and reduce respiratory problems. SERVPRO Of McAllen uses a cleaning system that removes the soils in carpets, office furniture, and desktops. In addition to floor and surface cleaning, SERVPRO Of McAllen also provides duct cleaning and solutions for water damage that leads to mold. You cannot guarantee that you can avoid “sick building syndrome” by removing the majority of soils, but it is your best bet for a healthy work place environment.

Hidden threats like stagnant water in air ducts, damaged carpets breeding bacteria, and soaked insulation are capable of producing mold and other harmful bacteria. Choosing the green cleaning system from SERVPRO allow you to address these problems without inviting bacteria and dirt back into your carpets after cleaning. By employing a no-residue cleaning method, carpets stay clean longer than they do from steam cleaning. In addition, your team won’t have to worry about cleaning chemicals making office air difficult to breathe. SERVPRO delivers chemical-free cleaning with superior results!

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