How to Eliminate Allergies in the Workplace

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Allergies in the workplace are not fun, especially when you can’t figure out where they are coming from. Here are some tips from System4 Facility Services that will make your office more comfortable and employees happier. An experienced janitor knows what to look for when allergies are a concern. Commercial cleaning can help with dust, pollen, pet dander, mold, and mildew.

Stopping Allergies with the Proper Way to Clean Dust

System4 Facility Service\’s janitors clean high to low to remove dust, pollen, and pet dander. Start at the highest points in rooms and knock all the accumulated dust and debris down. Light fixtures, window shades, door frames, tops of cubicles, and overhead circulation vents are spots that can be overlooked. After that, sweep/vacuum and mop the areas to make sure the allergens don’t return. Use a damp rag to wipe up any dust on surfaces.

Mold Prevention is Better than Mold Problems

Mold & mildew will build up in areas with the right combination of humidity and moisture. Break rooms, kitchens, restrooms, and ceilings are places to check first. Windows and doors can also build up mold, especially when not cleaned frequently. It is much easier to prevent mold than to remove it. Cleaning often and using the right products on problem surfaces are the best practices for stopping these allergens. The janitors at System4 Facility Services are trained with and use commercial-grade cleaning products.

Regular Cleaning Is Not Enough to Prevent Allergies

Does dust keep building up even with frequent cleaning? It might be a problem your janitor isn\’t enough for. First, check the air filtration system in your office. Clogged air filters will lead to poor air quality and recirculating dust.  Therefore, we recommend installing high-efficiency filters, such as MRV11 or MRV12, because they will help prevent dust from circulating throughout the office. Old carpets will have years of built-up allergens in them. A carpet clean by a trained professional will make your office much less stuffy and allergy-friendly.

The last thing you want is to be constantly sneezing, itching, and experiencing fatigue while at work. It is time-consuming to track down and stay on top of the various allergens around the office. With the help of System4 Facility Services, you can focus on what really matters.

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