Indoor air pollutants reduced 31% in first 90 days
Case Study: Cleaning Medical Clinic Indoor Environment for Health.
Facility: 80,000 square foot medical office building in Houston, Texas.
Scientific Study: 90-day study on the status of 0.3 micron levels of indoor air particulates, beginning June 1, 2009. Multiple air samples were taken with testing that is typically deployed in laboratories, clean rooms, pharmacies and hospitals.
Situation: The facility management company was concerned about the presence of 0.3 micron airborne particulates, known to cause respiratory disorders among 30% of the adult population. Examples of 0.3 micron airborne particulates include: dust, dust mites, dust mite feces, dead skin cells, the H1N1 virus, fungal and mold spores, and many harmful bacteria.
Solution: The King’s conducted a Training Camp for their janitorial staff and suprvisors, implementing:
- four-stage vacuum filtration system
- high-quality micro-fiber cloths and duster covers, with capacity to reduce cleaning solvents by 90 percent
- double sided mop bucket system and clean, color-coded mop heads used and replaced nightly
- germicidal detergent in restrooms/locker rooms, not just simple disinfectants, to deter the spread of infection and harmful pathogens.
Results: The transition to The King’s system was smooth, with benefits realized in the very first week. Over the first 90 days, a 31% reduction in 0.3 micron particles was documented.
Long-term benefits affect the overall real estate investment value. The life expectancy of building assets, such as carpet, hard floor surfaces, paint, computers, servers, etc. is increased.