If your contracting business is already to the point where you're operating out of a specific facility that clients can visit, even if it's a relatively small one, maintaining the quality and comfort of this facility is very important. There are several areas that may go into this, and one of the single most vital -- both for staff and clients alike -- is air quality.
At Contractors School, we're happy to assist clients with numerous needs involving starting a contracting business or managing an existing one. Despite the fact that many contractors we work with actively assist their own clients with air quality on a regular basis, some do not pay enough attention to this theme within their own offices. Here's why this is a problem, plus what you can do about it.
If your contracting business is run out of an office space that doesn't have good air quality, it can cause a few different types of problems. The first is pretty straightforward: it's simply not comfortable to be in an area with poor air quality. This could mean the space smells bad, there's too much dust in the air, or the temperature isn't regulated well. All of these things can make it hard to focus and be productive.
The second reason poor air quality can be problematic is that it can actually make people sick. If there's too much dust in the air, for example, it can cause respiratory problems. If the temperature isn't regulated well, this could also lead to people getting sick. In fact, even if the air quality itself isn't necessarily bad, if the temperature is too hot or too cold it can still make people uncomfortable and lead to them getting sick.
The last reason poor air quality can be problematic is that it reflects poorly on your business. If clients come to your office and it smells bad or is too hot or cold, they may not want to do business with you. They may think that if you can't take care of your own office, you can't take care of them either.
Fortunately, there are a few different things you can do to improve air quality in your business facility. We'll go over them in subsequent sections.
The most common way to improve air quality in your business facility is to improve the ventilation. This means making sure there's enough air circulation so that bad smells don't get trapped, dust doesn't settle, and the temperature stays regulated.
There are a few different ways you can improve ventilation. One is to open windows on a regular basis, weather permitting. This will help to circulate the air and get rid of any bad smells that might be present. Another way to improve ventilation is to use fans. You can use floor fans, ceiling fans, or portable fans to help circulate the air and keep the temperature regulated. Just be sure that any fan you use is clean so that it doesn't add to the dust problem.
Finally, you can also use an air purifier to help improve the air quality in your business facility. Air purifiers work by filtering the air and removing any harmful particles that might be present. This can help to reduce dust, remove bad smells, and even improve the overall temperature of the space.
Another way to improve air quality in your business facility is to make sure you're cleaning on a regular basis. This means dusting, vacuuming, and even mopping on a regular basis. The more often you clean, the less likely it is that dust will build up and bad smells will become trapped.
In addition to cleaning on a regular basis, you should also make sure you're using the right cleaning products. For example, if you're dusting, you should use a damp cloth rather than a dry one. This will help to capture the dust rather than just moving it around.
You should also be sure to clean any air vents that are present in your business facility. These can often get filled with dust, which can then circulate throughout the space and make the air quality worse.
In addition to taking some of the steps we've already mentioned, you can also invest in products that will help to improve air quality in your business facility. For example, you can purchase air purifiers, humidifiers, and even dehumidifiers.
Air purifiers work by filtering the air and removing any harmful particles that might be present. This can help to reduce dust, remove bad smells, and even improve the overall temperature of the space. Humidifiers add moisture to the air, which can help to reduce the amount of dust that's present. And dehumidifiers remove moisture from the air, which can also help to reduce dust and improve air quality.
Finally, it's important to avoid self contamination. This means making sure you're not tracking dirt and dust into the space. It also means not smoking inside the facility, as this can lead to poor air quality.
If you take some of the steps we've mentioned, you can help to improve air quality in your business facility. This will make it more comfortable for both your staff and your clients, and it can even help to improve the overall image of your business.
For more on this important topic, or to learn about any of the ways we'll help you start or maintain your contracting business, contact our team at Contractors School today.