Is Your Office Making Your Employees Sick?

You may have heard of situations where an office building is making its employees sick due to various reasons, such as mold, mildew, or dust mites. Some employers might think the reason their employees are exhibiting symptoms of the common cold or influenza is because there is a bug going around the office. However, many businesses have no idea their employees are suffering because of unseen problems lurking in carpeting, storage closets, and ventilation systems. While the rest of their office or building appears immaculate and spotless, these hidden areas could be what is causing your employees to cough, sneeze, and feel miserable while they are at work. Did you know a large number of people are allergic to dust mites? Dust mites are small creatures that look like floating dust particles you see in sunlight. Contrary to what some people might think, dust mites do not eat dust to survive. Rather, they provide a valuable service by consuming dead skin cells shed by people throughout the day. However, even though eliminating dead skills is beneficial, these little creates can cause allergies in people, even those, who do not suffer from seasonal or other forms of allergies. Further, dust mites can aggravate problems for people with asthma and other breathing conditions. The additional aggravation can lead to asthma attacks and shortness of breath. No employer wants to see their employees suffer or be the cause of their suffering because they overlooked keeping specific areas of their building clean. In addition, people are allergic to mold and mildew. These types of allergies vary from person to person. For instance, one person might have a heightened sense of smell and can easily detect mold or mildew, while another person could experience watery eyes and a running nose. Regular and frequent cleaning of storage closets and air ventilation systems from a professional construction cleaning service in Toronto will help reduce the likelihood of dust, mold, and mildew from becoming a major issue. Your employees will be able to breathe easier and not worry about allergic reactions, coughing, sneezing, or watery eyes. If your building has carpeting, it is highly recommended to have it deep cleaned every few months, along with nightly vacuuming, as part of your customized cleaning services provided by your cleaning company. Dust mites and dirt can get trapped deep within the carpeting. Depending upon the type of carpeting used in your office, mold and mildew could also be a problem if water or other liquids get into the carpeting and never fully dry, like from a slowly leaking drinking cooler. When working with your Toronto cleaning company, make sure to point out closets, storage areas, and other locations that are normally overlooked as part of your regular, daily cleaning. Your professional cleaning company should work with you to create a schedule to ensure these areas are kept clean of dust, mold, and mildew. For additional information about detailed and deep cleaning services to keep your building and employees healthy, contact Focus Cleaning at 416-283-2561 today! We offer a wide range of services for any size and all types of businesses in the GTA, as well as maintenance, handyman, and painting services.

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