A clean facility doesn’t just mean a facility that looks clean. A new study shows that a clean facility contributes to the health of the people who work there.
ISSA, the worldwide cleaning association, released an informative video about the impact a clean facility has on employees’ health. In this new season with higher levels of pollen and allergies, it is extremely important to keep facilities clean for employees’ health.
It’s easy to understand that sick employees miss work, and that costs businesses money. However, ISSA gives a by-the-numbers look at how important a clean facility can be to the health of your employees and business.
According to ISSA, the average worker in the U.S. misses 7.7 days per year, which in turn costs businesses around $226 billion per year. Clean facilities reduce chances of employees catching a cold or the flu by 80%.
These are just a few of the facts that ISSA presents in their video on the importance of cleaning for health.
In terms of carpet, a regular schedule of vacuuming and periodic professional deep cleaning will remove many allergens and other particulates that can cause allergies and other negative health effects. CRI's Seal of Approval program certifies carpet cleaning solutions, service providers, and equipment, including vacuums, to help you take better care of your facility’s carpet. By using an SOA-approved vacuum and service provider you will remove a majority of the dirt and allergens in your facility and thereby limit their effects on employees.
The health of your business is benefited by the health of your employees and the easiest way to ensure both is by keeping your facility, especially carpet, clean.
Thanks to ISSA for creating this video encouraging clean and healthy facilities.