The Indoor Generation
About 25 percent of Americans spend most of their day inside. If you think about it, it’s not surprising.
In a digital age where everything is at the tip of your fingers, where working from home is common and everything can be delivered, it can be easy for people to become homebodies.
This means your building facilities and cleanliness should be top-notch, not only to prevent illness but to encourage cleanliness and showcase a comforting and relaxing home space for any person who needs it.
One of the best ways to make your facility the best in the business, protecting not only the health and wellness of your tenants but also yourself and your staff who work there, is understanding indoor air quality and why hiring the janitorial cleaning services of AmeriStar is the perfect fit for you.
What Is Indoor Air Quality?
Indoor air quality refers to the quality of air that is not only within your building but also around it. The quality of the air within a building is a mix of both inside agitators and outside agitators.
The main three things that affect the indoor air quality of any building are:
- Scents, chemicals and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
- Outdoor air pollution.
Allergens can refer to a lot of different things for a lot of people, but the main ones found inside are dust, mold, pests and bugs. Additionally, you have dead skin cells mixed with the dust and dander clinging to almost every surface you can think of, such as walls, floors, bedding, couches, chairs and so much more.
The kinds of allergens found outside that can migrate inside are mainly pollen and mold, although scents, chemical smells and dust from outside can get inside as well. Pollen acts in a similar way as dust and dander, sticking to clothes, hair, bedding and anywhere people touch.
Mold can show up all over the house, not just the bathroom if it’s not clean. It can grow on clothes, near other sinks and appliances, and in basements.
Cockroaches are an example of a bug that can wreak havoc on the health and wellness of your tenants. They cause asthma and allergies year-round and can hide in places that you wouldn’t think.
How Indoor Air Quality Affects Health and Wellness
When the air quality in your buildings is subpar, it can cause many long-term and short-term side effects for the tenants living there—which means that goal of comfort goes out the door.
Some short-term effects of bad indoor air quality include sneezing; itchy eyes, nose and throat; coughing; dizziness; and headaches. Your tenants could start to feel tired or feel like they can’t get comfortable in the simple acts of sitting or lying down.
Long-term effects are generally the same, but the symptoms can get worse over time with illnesses such as allergies and asthma flaring up to the point where the tenant can no longer live in that space. Low indoor air quality also can affect a person’s sensitivity to pollutants down the road.
AmeriStar Janitorial Cleaning Services to the Rescue
At this point, you’re probably wondering how exactly you’re supposed to help your tenants fight off the many things that can make for horrible indoor air quality. Not to worry, that’s where the commercial cleaning services of AmeriStar can make your life and your tenants’ lives a whole lot easier.
Here at AmeriStar, we believe that a clean environment works wonders for anyone who enters it. We’re a commercial cleaning services company that truly cares about each of our clients and fully understands that indoor air quality can affect a lot of things with a business.
We offer our services in a variety of locations across the United States, all focused on cleanliness without compromise. Whatever you need, we’re there to deliver it and so much more.
But how exactly do our services fix the indoor air quality for your tenants? Let us showcase this by the services we offer with our janitorial cleaning services.
Our janitorial services are not only comprehensive but exceptional in quality and delivery. Every service we perform has a point and a benefit for you and your facility.
An example list of the services we provide includes:
- Sweeping and mopping.
- Sanitizing surfaces.
- Emptying trash cans.
We offer outside services as well, such as landscaping, parking lot care and window washing.
Have an office part of your building? We take care of that too through our office building cleaning services. We take special care in the bathroom areas as well as general waiting areas and entryways on top of dusting, mopping, sanitizing, and anything else you may need.
All of these services combine to knock out any kind of allergen, no matter if it’s inside or out. No more dust, dander, dead skin cells or cockroaches at your facilities—or ever again in the future with our services on your side.
Work With Us Today
AmeriStar Facility Solutions services a variety of industries: not just tenant buildings but also grocery stores, financial institutions and so much more. Our service is something you can consider as an investment, one that will pay off again and again even if it’s only a one-time thing.
Reach out to us today to request a quote for your building or facility. We can’t wait to sit down with you and work out the perfect solution to make your indoor air quality exceptional. Call (570) 675-5525.