Commercial Cleaning Company stresses importance of healthy Indoor Air Quality

Why It Pays to Clean Green: AFS Janitorial makes a difference to the health of its customer's indoor air quality.
IAQ plays a major role in Employee Absenteeism
IAQ plays a major role in Employee Absenteeism
Dec. 17, 2012 - PRLog -- Did you know that in over 50 million Americans, 1 in 5 suffer from allergies, asthma, allergic rhinitis, and other respiratory problems? Indoor air pollution is the #1 threat to allergy and asthma sufferers in the U.S. and your cleaning company plays a major role in the health of your facility. 28 million missed school and workdays annually, are due to asthma. Allergic rhinitis accounts for 3.5 million lost workdays. How much money could your company be saving by monitoring your facility's indoor air quality?

AFS Janitorial, a statewide commercial cleaning company servicing Florida, has been improving their customer's IAQ by continually updating the equipment used to clean each facility. HEPA filtered vacuums trap 99.6% of dust, dirt, and allergens at 0.3 microns. Traditional vacuums do not remove particles smaller than 50 microns, which means if a cleaning company is not using a HEPA filtered vacuum, the dust and mites are not being removed from the carpets! Microfiber flat mops and cloths are also important to use, but many companies are still using cotton. It is crucial that microfiber is used because it has the ability to trap and lift the dirt and particles on the surface, whereas cotton just pushes it around. Double sided microfiber mops clean floors 45% better than a string mop and remove 99.9% of microorganisms.  Lastly, another example of how AFS Janitorial improves IAQ is stripping floors with a boost machine, rather than a traditional auto scrubber. This allows for NO use of chemicals and reduces water consumption up to 70%.

All of these processes being implemented are a direct result of advances in the cleaning industry. Your cleaning company should be helping improve the health of your facility, not hurting it. AFS Janitorial can bring you a customized program that uses innovative technology and green procedures. Don't forget: We are what we breathe!

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