What makes a great workplace in Des Moines, IA? Some may say company benefits, company climate, or even free burritos on Fridays! In truth, what makes a real difference is the quality of the workspace when it comes to hygiene and health standards that keeps the employees and staff happy. Employee absenteeism is a major cause of morale loss. ServiceMaster Green believes that every company, no matter the size, can enhance the health and happiness of their staff with regularly scheduled green commercial cleaning.
You’ve probably heard the term “sick building syndrome.” This is a condition that can affect office workers, is typically marked by headaches and respiratory problems, and can be attributed to unhealthy factors in the working environment such as poor ventilation. Here are some measures that can be taken to decrease the likelihood of sick building syndrome in your workplace:
• Change air filters. These should be changed, at the very minimum, once a month. If they are not changed they can allow dust and bacteria right back into the office.
• Eliminate smoking. While most buildings have gone smoke-free, there are offices where it’s still allowed. The microscopic particulates from tobacco smoke aren’t doing you or your building any favors. Ban all forms of smoking tobacco from your facility.
• Houseplants have been proven to contribute toward air purification, namely removing formaldehyde from the air. Their presence in offices has both physical and psychological benefits. Inexpensive and easily maintained, houseplants are welcome additions to an office and add to its aesthetic value. Many companies will come in to maintain the plants and spruce them up during the holiday season, adding cheer for your employees and staff.
When it comes to the cleaning of your building, ServiceMaster Green has you covered for any kind of commercial cleaning you may need. Our trained staff is IIRC certified and utilizes the safest and greenest commercial cleaning agents available. Our “do less harm” philosophy means you can be sure our capture and removal of dirt, dust, and bacteria is state of the art and will help keep your building and employees healthy. To find out more about what green cleaning can do for your Des Moines, IA, business, contact us at (515) 255-7775.