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Benefits of Removing Harmful Dust From Your Workplace


Are you aware of the contents in that dry layer of dust on your desk and computer? Dead skin, bug parts, pollen, allergens are just a few parts of the dust that sits on top of your computer. You can increase office safety and improve indoor air quality with targeted cleaning to prevent the accumulation of dust throughout your facility.

We create our cleaning schedules to include routine dusting for problematic areas of our customer's buildings. Another way to reduce dust in your building is to replace air filters in your heating and cooling systems with regularity. We also advise frequent vacuuming (with vacuums that have HEPA filtration units) in large carpeted areas of your office.

Dust can be a surprisingly harmful substance in your workplace. It decreases indoor air quality, increases the risk of illness, acts as an abrasive in your carpets, and can even damage computers in your office. It can trigger allergies and asthma and has negative consequences for employee productivity. 


Damage To Your Building

Over time, dust particles settle into your carpet and nestle deep into the fibers. With time and heavy foot traffic, the dust settles further into the carpet and sticks between the fibers acting as an abrasive. Fraying and destruction of your carpet, leading to higher repair costs and more frequent replacement costs.

Dust and dirt also settle on your floors. Daily dust mopping prevents dust and dirt from sinking into the finish, prematurely weathering the finish and leaving your flooring looking dull and dirty. 

Desktop computers can also feel the effects of excess dust in your facility. Computers utilize fans to keep hardware cool while the system is operating. Dust settles into the fan and vents, preventing hot air from escaping and potentially causing your computer to overheat and cause long term damage to your tech. There are a few simple ways to avoid this. You can frequently check around vents to make sure they're clear, or you could purchase a vent cover that prevents dust from setting inside of your desktop. 


Indoor Air Quality and Workplace Health

Maintaining and improving indoor air quality in your building is a factor for keeping high levels of office health. Reducing lingering dust in your building removes harmful pathogens and allergens from your work ecosystem, causing illnesses and allergic reactions for your employees and building visitors. 

Optimal ventilation and air filtration are critical in reducing office illnesses and keeping your office air fresh. Proper ventilation improves indoor air by removing pollutants created within your building and replacing it with fresh air. 


How Can Bennett Help You?

We include high and low dusting in our cleaning plans in varying frequencies based on the particular needs of each building. Removing dust from corners, ceilings, vents, walls and the tops of cubicles, to name a few places, reduces the volume of dust that reaches your desk, desktop, and carpeting. 

Daily vacuuming with HEPA filtered vacuums and regular deep carpet cleaning are also effective ways to reduce dust in your carpeted areas. Frequent vacuuming removes large amounts of dust that settle into your carpets, preventing damage to your carpet. 

Bennett is ready to step into your building to remove dust and improve the quality of your cleaning services. Give us a call to get started toward a better cleaning relationship.


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