How Dirty Office Carpets Affect Your Employee’s Health – and How to Make It Better

How Dirty Office Carpets Affect Your Employee's HealthDirty office carpets don’t just look bad, they can affect your health. Here’s why and how to make it better.

Indoor air quality has been shown to have a significant impact on employee productivity. Dirty carpets can pose a serious health hazard to your employees. Not only are they unsightly and difficult to keep clean, but carpets can also harbor allergens, bacteria, and other harmful contaminants.

The Problem

Dirty carpets can be the leading cause of indoor pollution, trapping harmful particles inside and releasing them into your workplace’s atmosphere where they can lead not only to respiratory problems but also sickliness for workers as well!

Regular cleaning will help remove this hazardous particulate matter from your facility’s carpets to reduce interruptions and illness outbreaks.

Carpets may trap pollutants, allergens, and particle pollution such as dust mites, pet dander, cockroach allergens, lead, mold spores, pesticides, dirt and dust. Toxic gases in the air can stick to small particles that settle into carpets. These pollutants may become airborne when disturbed – from vacuuming or even walking on the carpet.

It may be very difficult to remove indoor air pollutants and allergens with casual cleaning, particularly if the carpet covers a large area.

Additionally, chemicals used in some new carpets, carpet pads, and the adhesives used to install them, may harm your health.

The Solution

  1. Schedule regular and/or more frequent cleanings. Make sure you have a consistent schedule for cleaning your facility’s carpets. By the time your carpet “looks dirty”, it may already be harbouring a host of problems.
  2. Use the correct products and tools for the job. Depending on the situation, you may need steam cleaning, stain removal, specialty disinfecting, or other specialty treatments for your carpets. When in doubt, consult a professional cleaning service to determine next steps.
  3. Hire a professional cleaning team. Not only will a professional team provide a reliable cleaning schedule, but professional cleaners also have the tools and expertise to properly maintain your carpet, saving you money in the long run.

As well, many professional carpet cleaners offer eco-friendly options that use less harsh chemicals and reduce waste. Don’t overlook the hidden dangers of dirty carpets – consider hiring a professional cleaner for the best results.

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