Architects have popularized the open ceiling concept in a wide variety of commercial properties from retail clothing outlets to grocery stores. While this style of construction has a certain visual appeal, the HVAC tubes, conduits and structural components collect a considerable amount of dust. The accumulated dust may present an eyesore to both store management and customers.
The foremost opponent of the exposed open structure of this type of ceiling is gravity. After a certain period of time the accumulated dust, cobwebs and sundry airborne things will gain sufficient mass that it will fall to the floor. Certain grocery stores have expanded their food offerings with cafeteria type food displays. Should a large dust bunny fall into a food tray it would certainly make lunch less appetizing. The health aspect of performing high dusting has its advantages.
The health attribute is something that cannot be ignored. Many health clubs embrace the open architecture for its aesthetic attraction, but the ceiling could very well harbor certain allergens that could adversely affect their patrons. Elimination of these possible respiratory particles should be high priority. During a cleaning of the open ceiling of a health club, the members of the club approached our cleaning crew and thanked them for performing the cleaning. Some members also thanked the club employees. Management certainly took notice.
Several years ago, a potential customer asked OSA Specialized Cleaning (OSA) if we could perform a high dusting of the various components of an open ceiling. The matter was researched and studied over a short period of time and it was decided that the proper way to perform the cleaning was via vacuums. Special vacuum attachments were also purchased, and we are now able to clean up to 20 feet from the ground. If higher ceilings are encountered lifts are used.
Some high dusting companies use equipment that knocks the dust and dust bunnies off the open ceiling components and have the debris fall to the floor. It makes little sense to move the problem from the ceiling to the floor only to clean up the floor. It is best to attack the problem and resolve the problem where the problem resides. That is the OSA Way.
Although several types of business were mentioned above, many businesses could benefit from high dusting. Among these are:
Arizona is a very dusty environment. We frequently get windy days and during the monsoon season dust is everywhere. The places that consumers frequent, retail shops, grocery stores or hair salons, may very well have open architecture ceilings. It is always in the best interest of the management of any business operation to put their best foot forward. OSA Specialized Cleaning is ready to assist any business in that endeavor.
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