You maintain various areas of your facility on a regular basis, but when was the last time your ceilings received a good, thorough cleaning?
High ceilings are some of the most challenging spaces to reach and easiest to accidentally neglect, which is why they can also become some of the dirtiest. If you’re not careful, those high-reach spots can quickly become hard-to-reach dust traps which can produce falling debris.
You want your building to give a bright and positive first impression to anyone who walks in. Having too much dust and dirt collecting on your ceilings, lighting, and support structures will work against you, making your space look dimmer (particularly if lights and windows are blocked) and feel less inviting.
Reduce Health Hazards
Overexposure to dust-particularly the pollutants, mould, and allergens it often harbours-can aggravate people’s skin, eyes, noses, and throats. Too much dust can also be dangerous for anyone who suffers from pre-existing conditions like asthma or sinus sensitivities.
Asking your own staff or cleaning crews to clean anything that’s too high (surfaces that can only be reached with ladders, scaffolds, and lifts) can put them in a dangerous position and increase your liability.
Dust can also pose a threat if it gets into your HVAC, clogging up filters and being distributed around your facility through ventilation systems.
Additionally, some types of dust can pose fire risks:
Depending on the nature of your operations (what types of materials you’re handling, processing, and storing), the presence of outside impurities might be a recurring worry. This is especially the case in food processing and manufacturing facilities.