We are exposed to various pathogens daily as we interact with people or engage in activities for leisure, work or at home. Because of the bacteria and viruses, together with other pollutants lingering in the air and surface constantly, it is essential to enhance your air hygiene especially in your workspace or service environment. Initial shares how you can improve the indoor air quality with integrated air care solutions comprising air purification, air fresheners, and odour control.
Monitor your indoor air quality
Did you know there are various types of air quality parameters affecting the quality of air you inhale every day? It contains a range of pollutants and contaminants including. They include arbon monoxide, airborne dust and particles, ozone, volatile organic compounds (VOC), humidity and presence of bacteria and viruses. These happens at any point in time such as having a meal or shopping activity and especially at workspaces where we are confined in an environment with human traffic all the time.
Understanding how is your indoor air quality performing at a healthy or unhealthy range can allow you to take proactive actions in enhancing the air hygiene for your employees. Some indicators include the Fine Particulate Matter PM 2.5 that comes from indoor. Furthermore, outdoor air particles and pollutants and keeping ideal range of TVOC between 0.3 to 0.5 mg/m3 concentration. This volatile organic compound largely comes from chemical and gases including copier, printer, paints, glues and adhesives and cleaning agents.
Install professional air purifier system
The next step once you have more visibility in the indoor quality index is to fix the problem or engage proactive steps to maintain good air quality. For example, deploying an air purification solution for environment with constant human interaction and attendance. This includes offices, warehouse, production, recreation, hospitality and retail spaces. What it does is to deliver efficient clean air delivery (CADR) while filtering the air from particulates and harmful gases. In addition, it contains a four-level filtration with additional features including:
- Eliminating 95% of airborne particles
- Tracks indoor air quality including humidity level, PM 2.5 and Volatile Organic Compounds
- HEPA and activated carbon filtration
- Clean air sanitisation diffusion
- Cover purification space of 36m2
Ensure adequate air ventilation
Air ventilation is essential especially in a heavy population environment. This is because it affects the level of healthy air circulating around the premise. Air ventilation involves the ventilation rate, airflow quality and its direction. There are various ways to improve the air ventilation. Firstly, you may keep the windows and doors open at intervals to allow air circulation. Secondly, fans, ventilators and air ducts can be installed to function ventilation efficiently. Thirdly, rooms can be exhausted to achieve a negative room pressure in a well-balanced manner.
Finally, the integrity and condition of the property and environment should be inspected regularly. This helps ensure well function of the ventilation, proper airflow and movements. These can aid to reduce any moisture and unhealthy range of humidity. Above all, you can fix the premise with some renovation and rejuvenation, because moisture and dense condition also promote pest infestation.
Use air fresh fan in the washroom
Washroom is one frequently visited location amongst many functional areas the area with most complaints. This is because activities in the washroom can result in concerns. Examples include wet floor, washroom odour, encrustation, lack of washroom facilities and stains. These activities often result in toilet odour. The condition worsens if there is no adequate washroom solutions in place, or poor ventilation with the washroom. You can install air fresh dispensers that dispenses refreshing air fragrance and tailored time intervals to freshen up the environment. There are options of air fresh fans, where it uses efficient fan diffusion to disseminate fragrance in the air. Professional hygiene specialist such as Initial will access and survey the premise. After which, recommendations including the type of washroom air freshener, number of dispensers to install, air diffusing frequency and choice of fragrance will be provided.
Minimise toilet sneeze effect after flush
Millions of particles, bacteria and water droplets sneeze into the air every time we flush the toilet. They land onto surfaces and contaminating the washroom environment. There are ways to improve the air quality from such harmful microorganisms in the washroom to protect users from transmitting harmful bacteria and viruses. Firstly, enrich users to cultivate good washroom hygiene habits by covering the toilet with the lid upon flushing. Secondly, a toilet sanitiser can dispense adequate dose of sanitising liquid into the flush system upon activation to eliminate bacteria (that causes foul smell with a build-up) and encrustation development. Thirdly, step up the toilet seat hygiene by offering toilet seat cleaner, to eliminate harmful pathogens and prevent cross contamination risks on the seats before use.
Refresh your environment with scenting
Scenting is another air care solutions that enhances the environment and experience through nice diffusion of scent into the space. Premium scenting utilises a wall-mount unit dispenser or through air-con ducting system. It carefully dispenses the selected scent choices in a systematic and programmable manner. Recommendation for the type of scenting units will be provided base on a thorough site assessment of the premise. These include the airflow, coverage area and interior design and set up. Next, the specialist will discuss on considerations involving brand persona, mood and ambiance preference and purpose of the scent. There are different scents that evoke different mood and personality such as uplifting, rejuvenating, relaxing, sophistication and energising. Different notes comprising fruity, floral, tea base and spices are then designed to reflect the desired personality and ambiance.
Other considerations include the frequency and intensity of scent management, depending on business needs, priorities, usage level, traffic flow and engagement capacity. Finally, depending on the complexities and size of environment to scent, the specialist will then recommend the number and combination of scenting units to deliver optimal scenting outcome.
Enhance safety with sanitisation solutions
Besides taking care of the air quality, sanitisation should extend to surfaces including floor, common touch surfaces and environment. Firstly, you can improve floor hygiene with placement of mats, in particular floor care with disinfection solutions that disinfect soles of footwear before entries.
Secondly, there are multiple touch surfaces at risk of cross contamination with bacteria and viruses. These include lift buttons, door handles and push bar, trolley, machines, tools and equipment and machines. Without adequate hand hygiene, we could risk ourselves contaminated from pathogens that make us sick. These touch surfaces can be protected with Hygienic Touch and Antimicrobial Film solutions contains silver Nano and antibacterial agents to eliminate disease-causing pathogens up to 99.99%.
Thirdly, there are disinfection and sanitisation treatments to eliminate bacteria and viruses through a misting solution carried out by a certified professional. Depending on the type of disinfection treatment you have engaged, some are efficient to withstand cleaning regime while optimising the safety level of the environment.
Above all, the recommended approach to optimise the health and safety of the environment is adopting an integrated and comprehensive approach. They should cover hand hygiene, cubicle safety, air quality enhancement and surface sanitisation.
Call Initial Singapore at 6347 8138 for your washroom and hygiene solutions today.