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Limiting VOCs and Improving Indoor Air Quality with Commercial Cleaning

A clean indoor workspace has many benefits for any company. Not only does a clean work environment present a more professional and pleasant image, it can also improve employee morale and extend the longevity of your building features. When you take advantage of professional cleaning services for routine visits, you will quickly see improvements to your company’s operations and the day-to-day mood of your staff. One of the greatest benefits of professional cleaning services is their impact on indoor air quality and the health of anyone working in that space. Deep cleans remove many kinds of dirt, debris, dander, and even volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that can clog the ventilation and filtration systems of any building and reduce indoor air quality. ServiceMASTER Commercial Building Cleaning offers comprehensive commercial cleaning in Omaha, NE and the surrounding region for all types of businesses. (402) 940-7526

Other than general dust and dander, the greatest air pollutant in most spaces are VOCs. VOCs are gases emitted from a variety of sources into the air, both indoors and outdoors. They can react with other components in the air and cause general pollution.

If you have VOCs in your workspace, they will compromise your indoor air quality and impact the health of your employees over time. Removing those materials from your air is as simple as scheduling a deep commercial cleaning session.

Sources of VOCs

Common indoor sources of VOCs include:

  1. Aerosol sprays
  2. Fuel and car products that are stored inside
  3. Wood treatments and preservatives
  4. Paint
  5. Solvents and cleaning solutions
  6. Pesticides
  7. Clothing that has been dry-cleaned
  8. Mothballs
  9. Air fresheners
  10. Craft materials
  11. Permanent markers
  12. Copiers and printers
  13. White-out
  14. Carbonless copy paper
  15. Laminates
  16. Additional building materials

In many offices and other workspaces, there are multiple sources of VOCs like these examples. If you see anything on this list in your building, you likely have VOCs traveling through your indoor air.

Health Impact of VOCs

VOCs do impact human health negatively. The most typical symptoms may present as allergic reactions, including irritation to the eyes, nose, and throat, headaches, and nausea. Some may even experience liver, kidney, and central nervous system damage. Studies have shown a few VOCs cause cancer in test animals, while others are known carcinogens for humans.

Other symptoms of VOC exposure are numerous. They include skin reactions, vomiting, fatigue, dizziness, nosebleeds, difficulty breathing, conjunctival irritation, and a reduction in serum cholinesterase.

Safe and Effective Commercial Cleaning in Omaha, NE

Protect your staff and improve your indoor air quality with a deep clean that will help remove VOCs from your environment. To schedule an appointment for the best in professional commercial cleaning in Omaha, NE, contact ServiceMASTER Commercial Building Cleaning in Omaha, NE today at (402) 940-7526 or request an estimate online.