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Preventing Breathing Related Products In An Office Building

Typically, office workers work in an environment where they breath recycled air through air conditioning systems.  In such an environment, it is very easy for germs to thrive.   It is critical, therefore, to recognise  the  dangers associated with this and take every step necessary to keep the office  environment healthy. With this in mind, we have compiled a list of common hazards that can cause breathing difficulties and some suggested actions to mitigate the risk.

  • Miniature dirt particles are a constant source of breathing difficulties and the best way to combat this is to employ a regular damp dusting program.
  • Air conditioners themselves are often a breeding ground for germs.  A regular cleaning and maintenance and program of all air conditioning and heating systems should be implemented to reduce the incidence of dust mites floating through the system.
  • Carpets are a breeding ground for dust mites harbouring trapped dust in their fabric.  These dust particles can cause breathing difficulties.  A regular vacuum program interspersed with steam cleaning on at least an annual basis will go a long way towards keeping this danger under control.
  • A less obvious source of germs are those hard to get at nooks and crannies that every office has.  Dust gets trapped in places like the corners of chairs, the computer keyboard keys and underneath tables.  Unless, these issues are attended to regularly, its only  a matter of time before dust mites and various moulds begin to infect the office.
  • Chemical disinfectants are often used to combat office contaminants. While well intentioned, the use of disinfectants may cause more difficulties unless you have the expertise to match the right to disinfectant to the office environment.
  • Pest control can also help improve the air quality.  Pests, like mice and other vermin can pollute the air and cause problems with breathing and in some cases provoke asthma attacks. To combat this, it may be necessary to engage an active pest control program as well as cleaning and treating mould.

In the event that you feel that you may need to review your office cleaning program or to engage the services of a professional cleaning contractor, Envy cleaning is just a phone call today.  We look forward to receiving your call.

Ten Mistakes You Can Make When Stripping Vinyl Floors

Ten Mistakes You Can Make When Stripping Vinyl Floors

Vinyl floors look great and can improve the ‘wow!’ factor of your office when clients come to visit. The only problem is they can sometimes be a real pain to clean. You can actually be making things harder for yourself by making any one of these ten common mistakes:

Sprinting to the finish before you learn to walk:

Floor stripping is an art that takes time to master. You’ll want to make sure the entire floor is pristine by the end so practicing on a small corner of the floor until your confident you can take on the whole job is a good idea.

Not having the correct tools and equipment for the job:

Have you ever tried to hammer a nail in with the blunt end of a screwdriver? That’s exactly what you’re doing when trying to get through the floor stripping process without the right tools.

Not knowing which chemicals are safe to use:

Make sure you know what chemicals can be used on each type of floor. There is no such thing as “one-size-fits-all” when stripping floors.

Cross contamination:

Be sure to use clean water, mops, buckets and other equipment to avoid making an unnecessary mess.

Not wearing correct protective wear:

Wear clothing that will protect you and at all times you should be wearing goggles, gloves and enclosed non-slip shoes.

Failing to display safety signs:

When doing anything involving floors ensure that safety cones and ‘slippery-when-wet’ signs are easily visible.

Overextending the work area:

Keep the floor sectioned off and strip the floors in manageable segments.

Improperly diluting the floor stripping chemicals:

Read the instructions carefully. If in doubt, always use cold water to dilute any chemicals for the safest (and best) results.

Walking on the floor before it has dried:

This is a big no-no. Don’t walk on the wet floor under any circumstance, wait until the floor is completely dryUsing a wet/dry vacuum and not using a defoamer:

A defoamer is important because it helps stop the formation of foam leaving a proper sheen.

These are some simple mistakes that are easy to make but are also very easy to avoid. There should be no reason for your floors to suffer unnecessarily.

If you’re looking for a professional cleaning service in Melbourne that won’t be breaking any of these rules, it may be time to contact Envy Cleaning Solutions – Commercial Cleaners in Melbourne. There’s nothing quite like the stunning shine of a freshly stripped and polished floor. We have the expertise and equipment to turn your dull floor into an impressive feature.