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Typical Chemicals found in New York City Offices

In New York City offices, there are wide range of harmful chemicals and hazards that are found commonly in the workplace. Offices generally have industrial solvents and cleaners, and there are a lot of different chemicals that people don’t realize they are exposed to on a daily basis.

A typical New York office environment may have the following toxins:

  • Cleaning chemicals
  • Paint or paint thinners
  • Flammable aerosol sprays

Most office managers and cleaning agencies do not pay attention to the fact that they store cleaning products under the kitchen counter in their kitchen counter where they can be exposed to high levels of heat. Especially if the cleaning services using aerosol cans, the may (1) start leaking harmful fumes, (2) explode upon contact, and (3) cause airborne illnesses to your staff.

Hazardous cleaners include certain types of multi surface cleaners, which can include ingredients like Nonylphenol which can be extremely toxic. Scrubbing Bubbles, which is one type of very popular aerosol cleaner, can inflame the lungs because it includes a chemical called Butoxydiglycol. Cleaning products that are outdated or expired, even when unsealed can pose a health risk as the ingredients my rot, spoil or be otherwise toxic to human beings.

Other cleaners that may be toxic to air quality in your office:

  • Mop and Glo includes a harmful chemical called Methoxydiglycol
  • Easy Off contains high concentrations of chemicals called DEBGE, which is very damaging to the lungs
  • Drain clog remover, like Drano, should be used with caution
  • Office Cleaning – Walkthrough

Our cleaning service engages in walkthrough of your office, to look for areas that may be potential harmful and cause concern such as:

  • Old paint
  • Areas where paint may be coming off of the walls
  • Dirty and clogged vents
  • Vents that may be seeping mode
  • Dust and dirt that may be coming out of the vents
  • Roach and mouse droppings
  • Old cleaning products that should have been disposed of
  • Attention to floor boards and baseboards