The Burnt Thanksgiving Turkey isn’t the Only Reason it’s Hard to Breathe at the Office Party!

The Burnt Thanksgiving Turkey isn’t the Only Reason it’s Hard to Breathe at the Office Party!

Take a moment to picture your upcoming Thanksgiving office party. Your employees are mingling, conversations are flowing… it’s on track to be a major success. But wait… is something burning? You open the oven and smoke pours out into your office. The turkey is burnt to a crisp! You open every window, turn on every fan, and eventually the smoke clears. Whew! Your employees and facility are safe and sound, right? 

Not necessarily. You may have cleared the air of the obvious danger, but your indoor environment is still far from safe. Indoor air pollutants, such as mold, bacteria, and viruses still linger in the air. Toxins and microbes contaminate the surfaces throughout your facility. It is important to clean all the surfaces in your building to remove these contaminants and maintain a healthy indoor environment.

A healthy indoor environment minimizes risks for diseases and illnesses, along with increasing the well-being and productivity of your employees. Healthy air quality has been linked to higher cognitive function, so prioritizing the health of your air ensures your employees can perform their best in the office.

A truly clean workplace leads to less sick days and more productivity, which can have a major impact on your bottom line!  Here are some of the best ways to achieve and maintain a healthy indoor environment in your facility:


Keep your Carpet Clean

Carpet is often overlooked when considering air quality, despite its large impact. You can think of the carpet in your facility as an air filter, needing to be regularly and thoroughly cleaned to eliminate the harmful contaminants it collects. This ensures they are not released back into the air that your employees and clients breathe. Simply vacuuming won’t cut it, as it leaves bacteria and fungi behind! 

DPM Surface Care can help maintain your carpet’s health with our sustainable carpet care program. We use innovative technology to give your carpet the deepest clean without causing damage or leaving residue. Not only does this improve your facility’s air quality, but it also extends the life of your carpet.


Protect your Air

With so many unseen contaminants affecting your air quality, it is important to have a system for removing them and protecting your air. The Synexis BioDefense System is a great example of using innovative technology to accomplish this task. It goes subatomic deep to fight viruses, bacteria, mold, and more in your facility. The system takes oxygen and humidity from the air and creates Dry Hydrogen Peroxide (DHP™). This safely and effectively breaks down pathogens – flowing freely and continuously through indoor spaces to reduce the presence of microbes in the air and on surfaces. 


Protect your Surfaces 

The surfaces in your office are dirtier than you may think. The typical office desk harbors more than 10 million bacteria, 400 times more germs than what’s found on a standard toilet seat. Cleaning and maintaining these surfaces is crucial in preventing illness and keeping your employees healthy. This can seem like an overwhelming task, but employing a method to maintain the cleanliness of your surfaces over time makes it easy.

DPM’s SaniShell Surface Protection System is an extremely effective method for keeping all the surfaces in your facility clean and safe. It uses innovative technology to not only kill germs, but prevent them from coming back. The SaniShell system offers broad-spectrum antimicrobial surface cleaning, while also adding a protective antimicrobial film that continues to kill harmful viruses, bacteria, mold, mildew and other microbes for up to 90 days after it is applied. 


This Thanksgiving season, keep those that you care for safe by prioritizing the health of your facility’s indoor environment. Anyone that steps inside your business, especially your employees, will benefit from the change!