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3 Reasons Your Facility Needs High Surface Cleaning

By | February 11, 2020

Why Facilities Shouldn't Neglect High Surface Cleaning

When was the last time you looked up at the high surfaces in your building? Your ceilings, exposed ductwork and beams, high window sills, etc? 

We get so caught up in the work we have to do underneath these areas that we rarely think about what’s right above our heads! 

Now for a tougher question:

When was the last time you cleaned those high surfaces?

If you’re like many businesses, these surfaces often get neglected and it’s been months or maybe years since they have been touched.

Why High Surface Cleaning Is Important

Even if you can’t see the dust and cobwebs on your high surface areas, it doesn’t mean it’s not a problem. Here’s why you should make cleaning those hard to reach surfaces a regular part of your cleaning schedule:

1. Improved Air Quality

When dirt and debris build up on high surfaces, it can negatively impact the air quality in your building. The CDC names dust, dirt, soot, and smoke as air pollution known to cause health problems. More heart and lung problems are found in people who breathe this type of air pollution than those who don’t. 

Even if the rest of your facility is sparkling clean, the gathered dust and cobwebs on hard to reach surfaces are still exposed. As the air circulates, it will pick up fine particulates from those areas and spread them throughout your facility.

While there are different ways to improve air quality in your workplace, one thing’s for sure. Letting dust and dirt accumulate will not work!

2. Improved Appearance

It might feel safe to avoid cleaning areas most people don’t notice. But even if you don’t look up, gathered dust will eventually drift down into everyone’s line of sight. 

Unfortunately, “if I can’t see you, you can’t see me” doesn’t apply here. And everyone knows once you notice something (like cobwebs and gathered dirt), you can’t stop noticing it!

If you’re waiting until a problem appears before trying to fix it, you will always be playing catch up. Hiring a specialty vendor to prevent a problem before it happens will save you time, money, and peace of mind.

You should be confident that every part of your building looks presentable. You never know who might stop by, and you only get one chance at a good first impression.

3. Fire Prevention

OSHA warns that “poor housekeeping practices, where various types of dust are allowed to accumulate, are a major cause of combustible incidents.” 

Accumulated dirt may seem harmless, but given the right circumstances, it can be devastating. It can act as a fuse that spreads a small fire quickly throughout your facility. Or it can be the cause of a secondary explosion.

OHSA’s solution is simple. Don’t let dust collect to hazardous levels. The National Fire Protection Association states dust accumulations of as little as 1/32 of an inch are hazardous. A regular cleaning schedule that includes all your surfaces will keep all the people in your building safer.

A Higher Degree of Clean for High Surfaces

DPM cleans high surfaces no one else can reach

DPM Care cleans high surfaces no one else can reach.

Unfortunately, being inconvenient – or even dangerous – to reach doesn’t mean you can ignore cleaning high surfaces. Along with regularly scheduled maintenance, high surface cleaning is a necessary part of the proper care of your facility. 

It takes special equipment to clean hard to reach areas. Standard cleaning contracts rarely include high surface cleaning. Since those places still need to be cleaned, it’s important to partner with a trustworthy cleaning company that will do the job right the first time. 

At DPM Care, all our technicians in Nashville, Knoxville, and Chattanooga have advanced training in high surface cleaning. With our new, specialized equipment, we can help you clean your overhead surfaces – all without scaffolding or inconvenient interruptions to your business. 

High Surfaces DPM Care Can Clean

Here are just some of the overhead surfaces DPM Care can clean:

  • Ductwork and vents
  • High window sills
  • Skylights
  • Exposed ceiling beams and trusses
  • Atriums
  • Rafters
  • Warehouses
  • Parking garages

Hassle-Free High Surface Cleaning

Stop ignoring the hard to reach places in your commercial building. You don’t have to be embarrassed by dirty overhead surfaces because they are difficult to clean.

Your high surfaces deserve a higher degree of clean. Contact DPM Care for a free demo. We would love to help you keep your ceiling and overhead surfaces as clean as the rest of your facility.