If you have a business, and it happens to have an attic – there are plenty of advantages to make sure it’s properly looked after other than the obvious reasons.
It Helps Ensure Employee Health
While your business undoubtedly has a lot on its plate already in terms of upkeep, don't allow a periodic attic cleaning to fall by the wayside! It can have a huge impact on the health of your employees, and in turn, their work output. Dust and dirt building up in the attic doesn't just stay there, it's drawn into the ducts and trapped inside. From there it can easily pollute the air passing through to be dispersed all over the building. This is bad news for everyone, as poor air quality affects even the healthiest individuals with fatigue and slows them down. Allergy sufferers will be battling runny noses and watery eyes, older workers and those with breathing conditions like asthma will have a harder time breathing, and these negative effects only worsen over time. People unable to focus when feeling unwell, or even needing to take off time, isn't good for anyone! Keeping things cleared out as often as possible is best to keep up work flow, as well as keep everyone happy and healthy.
It's Better For Energy Efficiency
Dust and otherwise clogging the ducts after being drawn in from the attic does more than just pollute the air, it slows down it's flow through them as well. This means that the ventilation, heating, air conditioning, all of it has to struggle to get past the built-up materials. It'll take much longer for the temperature to become stable and means that these systems have to run for longer periods of time, thus wasting energy and money as well. Cleaning the attic out is a great first step towards cutting these costs.
It Protects Against Further Troubles
A dirty attic encourages all sorts of issues for a business, especially the longer it goes untouched. It can create the perfect place for mold to begin to grow and spread, which not only damages property, but is a health hazard for you and your employees thanks to the spores. Rodents and other pests may also be enticed inside because of it and can cause destruction, as well as health risks with their diseased waste. Regular cleanings discourage both of these nasty problems!