Do not trust your eyes. Office carpet is dirtier that you think. Saturated with bacteria, germs and pollen, filthy carpet provokes an array of allergic reactions in employees and clients. Carpet contaminants are disrupted by foot traffic and infect air quality and the immune systems of your employees. It’s no secret mucky carpet can truly affect an entire office building if left unclean for large periods of time.
OSHA Warns of Poor Indoor Air Quality
Indoor air quality is affected by carpet and is usually 10 to 100 times worse than outdoor air quality. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that 30% of non-industrial buildings (about 1.4 million) have indoor air quality problems in the United States. One of the main causes of poor air quality is filthy carpet. Professional cleaners can extract carpet contaminants for improved air quality in your building.
Dangerous Carpet Contaminants
Carpet acts as a hungry filter, feeding on harmful contaminants. It is an ideal material for bacteria and germs to multiply and grow. According to doctors, dirt and dust are the primary causes of most allergies in sufferers. Contaminants build up over time and wreak havoc on the health of employees and clients. Carpet contaminants that contribute to allergic reactions and other health issues include:
- Dust mites
- Outside debris
- Fungal spores
- Bacteria (E. coli, salmonella and staphylococcus)
Rise of the Germs
Fungal and mold spores are a known to release toxic chemicals called mycotoxins. Spores are inhaled through the nasal passages and can trigger asthma attacks. Salmonella is easily tracked onto office carpet through the soles of shoes. It is a pathogen that can causes diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 12-72 hours after infection. Keep these toxic contaminants at bay with a professional carpet cleaning service.
Health Prevention with Carpet Cleaning
Regular vacuuming alone may not contain filth and allergens. Professional carpet cleaning is necessary to improve the air you and your employees breathe. Routine maintenance of your carpet will also promote healthier immune systems in employees. Professional carpet cleaners normally recommend at least one carpet cleaning a year, but high-traffic in busy office buildings may require frequent cleanings.
Transform your office carpet with shampoo and steam extraction. Request a quote from Commercial Cleaning Services, Inc. in the Rio Grande Valley at (956) 702-3892.