Sneezing, nasal congestion, and red, itchy eyes due to allergies can cause you to lose focus. It’s no wonder that allergies can have a significant effect on productivity in the workplace. It is estimated that missed work and reduced productivity due to allergies cost U.S. companies more than $250 million a year.
Typical allergens that cause allergy attacks, such as dust mites, pet dander and pollen, are not just found in homes; they make their way into workplaces on employees and customers’ shoes and clothing. Carpets as well as area rugs, upholstered furniture and even cubicle walls are great filters, trapping allergens and bacteria and keeping them out of the air we breathe at work. But, just like an air filter, they become full over time and must be properly cleaned to remain most effective at trapping particulates as they settle from the air.
You can ensure healthier indoor air in your workplace for your employees and customers by keeping your carpets clean and in good condition through regular vacuuming and having your carpets, rugs, upholstery and cubicle walls professionally cleaned every 3 – 4 months to rid your work space of common allergens and bacteria.
However, not all cleaning services are alike. To find out how big an impact a Chem-Dry cleaning can have on indoor air quality and the health of everyone inside, we thought it would be helpful to measure how effective our cleaning process is in eliminating unhealthy and unwanted elements from indoor spaces. So we commissioned a leading independent air quality laboratory to conduct a study using Chem-Dry’s Hot Carbonating Extraction (HCE) process in multiple homes. The lab found that Chem-Dry removes an average of 98.1% of common allergens from the carpets and upholstery we clean. The common allergens we tested include cat and dog dander and dust mite allergen. In your quest to provide a workplace that is a happier, cleaner place for you, your employees, and your customers, Chem-Dry gives you results.
Indoor air quality in the workplace can profoundly affect the health, comfort and productivity of your employees. Office buildings are often a source of health complaints for many workers and it’s no wonder considering every square inch of carpet harbors about 200,000 bacteria. As the bacteria builds up in the carpets in your workplace, it gets stirred up and circulates in the air your employees are breathing unless you clean it. A Chem-Dry carpet cleaning is not only effective at removing the bacteria from the carpets we clean, but it also improves the air quality in your work environment. The same leading independent air quality laboratory found that, when adding sanitizer to our HCE carpet cleaning process, we removed an average of 89% of the bacteria in the air and 82.3% of the bacteria from carpets.
At Chem-Dry, we want you to breathe easier about the healthfulness of your business for your employees and your customers. A Chem-Dry carpet cleaning can help remove the allergens and bacteria hiding in your workplace and improve the indoor air quality, helping to keep your people healthy and your productivity at the highest level.