Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, people have become much more concerned about indoor air quality. Since the virus most easily spreads in indoor settings, many business owners are doing their part to ensure a clean, well-ventilated area for patrons and staff to enjoy. This change in perspective has created positive change for building maintenance across the board.
If you’re looking for ways to improve your indoor air quality, either for the pandemic or for the general health of your staff, there are a few simple ways you can implement today:
Dusting, cleaning bathrooms, and removing moisture from bathrooms are essential parts of maintaining indoor air quality. Not only does this make your facility a healthier place to work, but it can reduce the likelihood of mold and other indoor air contaminants building up and releasing particles into the air.
Let in fresh air.
While it may seem normal to keep the windows shut at a large facility, smaller businesses can improve indoor air quality by opening the windows on days when it’s not too hot or cold outside. This is also a good idea on deep cleaning days. You can let fresh air in and chemical-heavy air out which reduces the likelihood of reactions from potent cleaner smells.
Change air filters on schedule.
Air filters are easy to forget because you only need to change them once per month. However, by adding this to your calendar you can improve indoor air quality by ensuring you’re not circulating dirt and dust trapped in the air ducts.
Invest in HVAC preventative care.
A properly working HVAC system is the best remedy for indoor air quality. An HVAC system that can properly ventilate and perform without overwork will do most of the filtration and purification you need, even for large commercial kitchens or industrial facilities. The right preventative maintenance plan can also help you maintain comfortable temperatures in the height of summer and decrease energy costs by ensuring your HVAC units aren’t overworking.
MaintenX wants to help you improve your building’s indoor air quality through regular preventative care. To learn more about our preventative care programs, contact your local MaintenX team today!