The Surprising Benefits of Water Fountains In The Workplace

The Surprising Benefits of Water Fountains In The Workplace

Posted by Doug Gardner on 29th Jul 2014

Still on the fence about purchasing a water fountain for your workplace? Some people assume these brilliant decorative accessories are only useful in the home. While indoor water fountains certainly add a touch of style to a home’s decor, they can also be used inside the workplace. In fact, there are several benefits to using indoor water fountains in the workplace; some of which are obvious, while others are more discreet. This week, we’re going to reveal some of the surprising benefits of water fountains in the workplace.

Reduces Stress Levels

According to the American Psychological Association (APA), 77% of adults in the U.S. experience physical symptoms regularly as a result of being stresses. These symptoms may include headaches, increased perspiration, chest pain, digestive problems, and high blood pressure (hypertension). What’s even more alarming, however, is that job/occupation is the number one cause of stress.

You can reduce workers’ stress levels by installing a water fountain in your workplace. The soothing sounds of water trickling down the fountain combined with its mesmerizing appearance make this an incredibly powerful stress-reducing accessory. By reducing workplace stress levels, business owners will benefit from increased productivity and higher worker morale — two key components to a successful business.

Filters Airborne Pollutants

Another surprising benefit of using an indoor water fountain in the workplace is its ability to filter out airborne pollutants. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ranks indoor air pollution as one of the top five environmental dangers, contributing to asthma, lung disease, and even death.

So, how exactly is an indoor water fountain able to filter out airborne pollutants? Although you can’t easily see them, pollutants are flowing around us practically all the time. Water fountains catch dust, bacteria, fungi, and other pollutants, essentially trapping them in the water so they are unable to roam freely through the air.

Attracts Customers

Of course, indoor water fountains may also attract more clients and customers to a business. There’s just something naturally attractive and majestic associated with water fountains. From the moment you first see one, you’ll immediately feel drawn to it. This eye-catching element often captivates pedestrians and “window shoppers,” drawing them into stores and establishments.

These are just a few of the many reasons why so many businesses owners are using indoor water fountains. Whether you choose a standing floor fountain or wall-mounted model, you can rest assured knowing it will improve your workplace in more ways than one.