Defending Your Commercial Space from Allergens

By: christineh Monday September 24, 2018 comments

If you suffer from allergies, you may feel like it’s a constant battle to defend against the pollen and other triggers that can set off sneezing fits and itchy eyes. But when you’re at work, there may not be as much you can do to cut down on allergens. That’s why it’s so important for employers to make sure that their commercial spaces are as allergen-free as possible.

Here are some helpful tips on how to do just that:

Deep Cleaning 

Allergens such as dust mites and pet dander can be carried in easily in the air and on clothing. Once it settles into an office, it can easily trigger allergies. That’s why it is important to do a deep cleaning regularly - monthly if possible, but at least quarterly. This would include cleaning the carpets and removing all the allergens that are in it.  Regular maintenance cleaning is still necessary, such as vacuuming and dusting; but a deep clean will go a long way towards fixing the problem.

Air Fresheners

For years, many companies used automatic air fresheners that would send out a regular spritz of scented freshener that would make the room smell like fruit or perfume. Unfortunately, these scents can make those with asthma have a serious breathing problem. Instead, use air fresheners and cleaning fluids that do not have a heavy odor and are not made from caustic chemicals.

Clean Your Air Filters

Pollen can be easily carried through your office building in the ventilation system and can set off allergy attacks. In order to fix this, be sure to replace the air filters in your office at least twice a year.  Also, in the spring and fall, be sure to have your HVAC system inspected and repaired to ensure that air is flowing safely and cleanly through the office. 

Keeping your office clean of allergens can be a tough battle to win. But it is one that you need to fight because the health of your employees is at stake. By keeping the allergen count low in your office, you can help maintain a healthy staff that can work with much fewer interruptions.

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