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Improve winter indoor air quality

February 20, 2013

PETERBOROUGH, ON — Indoor air pollution invariably becomes a much bigger problem during the cold winter months, according to a press release.

"This is because we close windows to keep cold air outside. Complicating matters, we stay inside so much more this time of year," said Jennifer Meek, manager of winter indoor air quality improvementcustomer service for Enviro-Solutions Ltd.

Because of this, Enviro-Solutions suggests three ways facility managers can help improve and protect indoor air quality during the cold winter months, the release stated.

According to the release, three tips to make sure winter indoor air quality is up to par include:

Winter indoor air quality improvment tip #1: Eliminate
Winter indoor air quality improvment tip #2: Ventilate
Winter indoor air quality improvment tip #3: Isolate.

The best way to eliminate and isolate cleaning chemicals is to conduct a winter weather janitorial closet inventory check, the release noted.

"Go through the closet and properly dispose of all cleaning chemicals no longer being used; if some products must be stored, find a place for them outside the facility if possible. This is also a good time to replace conventional cleaning chemicals with proven-green equivalents that typically emit fewer volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and pollutants," Meeks added.

Click here to read the release in its entirety.