How to Properly Ventilate the Workplace

With all the busy people coming in and out of your workplace, you might be breathing poor air quality inside. When spending most of your time in the office, it is important to keep the air you breathe healthy as possible. You can start by maintaining proper ventilation inside. Poor ventilation often leads to Sick Building Syndrome which affects the employees and the whole business operation.

Problems Associated With Poor Ventilation

You may not know it, but poor ventilation inside the building can bring health risks to your employees. It reduces the level of oxygen and increases the amount of carbon dioxide that circulates in the workplace. It can also lead to high humidity which paves the way to fast formation of mold and mildew.

Do not compromise the health of your employees. Always keep proper ventilation to achieve optimal conditions in the workplace. Here are some ways that you can do:

  • Natural Ventilation

An easy way to alleviate contaminants in the air and to increase the airflow in the commercial building is by natural ventilation. It simply allows the fresh air to circulate inside the building. This method, however, should only be done with the correct flow of wind and if the weather is suitable.

  • Spot Ventilation

Spot ventilation is very much helpful in areas which need extra ventilation like the kitchen and sources of air pollutions such as near the printers and photocopiers. It works just like the exhaust fan above the stove in a residential kitchen or air vents in the bathroom. It helps remove excess moisture and air pollution inside the workplace.

  • Whole-Building Ventilation

Natural and spot ventilations are sometimes not enough to maintain good air quality. With this, a whole-building ventilation system can be of help. With controlled ventilation, the system uses the fans and duct systems to eliminate stale and polluted air inside. Fresh and clean air will be distributed throughout the building as a replacement.

  • Air Conditioning

Aside from providing cool air, an air conditioning system is also great for purifying the air inside. It provides a cleaner and fresher air by drawing out and filtering the dust, dirt, mold spores and pollen from the air.

If you need help in keeping your commercial place healthy and conducive to anyone who comes in and out of it, our professionals at Hightower Service, Inc. can help. Call us today!