When asked, most owners and managers of commercial office spaces say they would prefer that safer and greener products were used in their workspace. However, they may not fully understand the impact of not using green cleaning products on the health of the building’s occupants.
Using commercial cleaning strategies and green products will provide a healthy space and minimize the risks to everyone. Toxins can enter the body in three ways: inhalation, ingestion, and dermal (skin) exposure.
We all know that poor outside air quality is caused by things like car exhaust, ozone pollution, and various chemicals produced by the exhaust of motor and oil fired machinery. However, indoor air can have its own problems caused by products used within the building. Aerosol cans, air fresheners, and fragrances from cleaners that are not green-based can have a serious negative effect on the health of the building’s occupants. As these chemicals are breathed in they go into the lungs and into the nervous system. While one person may have no ill effects from these substances at all, others may be very sensitive to them. Dizziness, respiratory distress, headaches, and asthma triggers are just a few things that have been reported.
Because some germs and bacteria are particularly hearty, they can remain on surfaces and in carpeting for a long time in a temperature controlled environment like an office. An unwitting employee can put their sandwich down on a table in the break room when Norovirus is thriving and within days your staff will be calling in sick in droves. Our green-based commercial cleaning services in Des Moines, IA, are more than just a way to make your office look good; they’re good for the health of your organization and your employees.
To speak with our knowledgeable staff about how we can get your office in Des Moines, IA, cleaner and greener with ServiceMaster Green’s commercial cleaning services, contact us at (515) 255-7775.