It’s no secret that humans are exposed to countless germs every single day. Between our day-to-day obligations and activities, it can seem impossible to stay healthy. And as an employer, it’s largely your responsibility to keep your employees’ work environment as clean and healthy as possible. Because despite all the known health hazards we face at home, at work, and at other public places each day, happy employees are one major key to successful business.
Many employers don’t even think about it, but not prioritizing cleanliness in the workplace can be detrimental to employee and human health. This is even the case with carpets — They may not get touched directly, but they can come with many unhealthy side effects when left uncleaned. Here’s part one of our guide to understanding the health effects that dirty workplace carpets can have on your employees.
If you’re prone to allergies, dirty carpets can definitely exacerbate associated symptoms. Dirty carpets are an ideal breeding ground for dust mites and other pests, which are considered to be the leading cause of allergic reactions in the home and workplace alike. Allergic reactions can cause a range of symptoms from mild to severe. Fortunately, industrial carpet steam cleaners can effectively eliminate virtually all allergens from almost any commercial carpet. The recommended treatment for dust mites is to launder the concerned item in water at a temperature of at least 130 degrees F, but industrial steam cleaners are intended to remove dust mites much faster and more effectively than other methods.
It may sound surprising, but a dirty environment can certainly cause distress, especially for employees who may not have the option to relocate to a cleaner environment. Mental health is just as important as physical health and therefore should be taken just as seriously in a workplace setting. Do the right thing for your employees and invest in a commercial carpet steam cleaner to keep the carpets clean and employees relaxed.
Ultimately, understanding the negative health effects that dirty carpets can have on employees is the key to providing a workplace that is conducive to both employee health and satisfaction. Keep an eye out for the next post, where we’ll discuss some more hazardous effects of dirty workplace carpets. For more information about industrial steam generators or industrial carpet steam cleaners, contact Falcon Prosolutions, Inc.