Step into an office at the height of flu season and you won’t be surprised to see a lot of people sniffling and the others using hand sanitizer; air quality in offices can be poor any time of the year. In such a small space, dirt, debris, germs, and dust can build up quickly and they aren’t always filtered or cleaned out of the space. To avoid having your employees uncomfortable, consider these four tips to improving air quality in your office.
Keep Your Air Vents Open
When planning an office space a lot of companies will try and utilize as much space as possible, especially in a cubicle environment. When preparing your office space, make sure you leave air vents open and unblocked. Air will not circulate properly if it is blocked by furniture. Check out where your air vents are and move furniture that is in the way.
Add Some Green
Adding office plants can be a surprising way to improve air quality in your office. Not only can they improve morale by providing a peaceful aesthetic to your office, plants absorb toxins and produce more oxygen. More oxygen means more air to breathe, keeping your employees from feeling stuffy.
Use Fresh Air
If there are windows in your office, make it possible for them to open and let fresh air in. This can help prevent the air from becoming stale and helps maintain a healthy level of humidity. Humidity between 30 and 50 percent can help keep out dust mites, mold, and other allergens out of your office.
Keep It Clean
Not only does having a tidy office make everyone more comfortable and helps the employees stay organized, regularly vacuuming, dusting, sanitizing, and disposing of garbage can prevent pollutants from mixing in the air. Consider setting a day in the month where all employees clear their desks and wipe them down. Professional cleaning services are also available for regular deep cleaning and building maintenance.
Choose American Design Associates for Your Office Needs
American Design Associates, Inc. is a design firm and furniture dealer serving clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. We strive to ensure that every customer ends up with the perfect office design to made them and their employees feel at home. We are in the business of helping businesses and we have the expertise and resources to help you move to a new office or redesign your current one stress-free. Visit us online to see what we can do for you or give us a call at (410) 823-5500. To see examples of our work and to get more advice on furnishing your space follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Google+.