Avoid Those Respiratory Hazards with Carpet Cleaning in Buffalo, NY
Posted by : Dan Hyman | Date : Sept. 04, 2013 | Categories : Industry News
An article on the Oregonian, republished later on the Oregon Live website on August 29, 2013, reported on a poisoning incident. Apparently, three people were hospitalized after inhaling fumes from a newly-installed carpet in an office complex in Lake Oswego. The report goes:
Fire Marshall Gert Zoutendijk, Lake Oswego Fire Department spokesman, said one person was taken by ambulance while two people were driven to the hospital by friends. Zoutendijk did not know the extent of affects felt by the victims. Around 11:30 a.m., people complained of respiratory distress while in the 5000 Meadows Road Building, in the Kruse Woods Corporate Park. Firefighters soon arrived to investigate a 911 call.
Firefighters are testing for various gases so they can advise physicians and building owners. It is not yet known what dangers─ if any 0 ─the gases may pose or what measures should be taken to prevent future problems Zoutendijk said it is not yet known when people will be allowed to return to the fourth floor.
Carpets are a mainstay of any office space, yet they can be sources of serious health risks. As if toxic fumes aren’t bad enough, there’s also the dirt, dust, and bacteria they accumulate over time, and such things are all the more worse in dirty regions like New York. That’s why businesses should keep their carpets clean in order to protect themselves and their workers, and they can start by hiring professionals like Held’s Janitorial Services, Inc. to do carpet cleaning in Buffalo, NY.
A lot of junk can end up collecting in carpets, and all of them are things you wouldn’t want to touch. Dead skin cells, dust mites, fungi, pollen, bacteria, viruses, chemicals, and an array of bugs like bed bugs, fleas, and ticks—all these can cause health complications when inhaled or handled. These things will continue to build up over time, and they can endanger the health of all those working in that space.
It’s therefore imperative that companies should schedule occasional Buffalo carpet cleaning to eliminate (or at least reduce) any dangers present on the textile. Expert cleaners should be able to get deep into the material to thoroughly scrub and wash away all the filth; something vacuum cleaners simply can’t do. This simple task can save lives and prevent mishaps like what happened in the article.
(Fumes from carpet in Lake Oswego office send three to hospital, force evacuation, Oregon Live, August 29, 2013)