According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, 1 in 5 people suffer from allergies or asthma. If you’ve faced some discomfort at work during allergy season, chances are that your coworkers might be feeling the same way! In order to keep a healthy and productive work environment, you need to be aware of the common issues surrounding the changing seasons and combat them quickly. Avoid scratchy eyes and sneezing with these easy fixes to the common sources of allergy problems at work:
You may have noticed a certain reaction to the cleaning chemicals used by your workplace. Consider looking into other products to clean the bathrooms, floors, or windows, If your goal is to find ways to make your life better in the workplace, maintaining a clean and healthy environment is a great start.
Carpeting and Upholstery
Keep your office healthy and safe with a professional carpet cleaning service. The carpets in the office act as giant filters that trap the allergens and bacteria floating around in the air. Regular vacuuming can do wonders at keeping these filters clear of debris as more particles settle from the air.
It’s best to have carpets, rugs and upholstered furniture professionally cleaned regularly, depending on the level of traffic and the type of use they get. If they get mild use, twice a year might suffice. But if they get heavier use or are more prone to allergens and/or bacteria, it’s recommended to have them cleaned every few months or even once a month. Professional carpet cleaning helps everyone in the office stay healthy and productive. And don’t forget any customers and visitors, who will appreciate being in a cleaner, healthier environment as well.
A recent independent health study found that Chem-Dry’s Hot Carbonating Extraction (HCE) process removes an average of 98% of common allergens from carpets and upholstery and, when a sanitizer is added, 89% of airborne bacteria, improving indoor air quality. Not only will the office carpets look cleaner and smell fresher, but cleaning will also improve the healthfulness of the overall environment, especially for any employees or visitors who suffer from allergies or asthma.
Air Filtration Systems
Air quality is especially important for people with asthma and airborne allergy symptoms. A lot of people have allergic reactions to tree, grass and weed pollen. If your place of work doesn’t have an effective air filtration system, these people will suffer the greatest consequences. Standard recommended practice is to replace filters at the beginning of each allergy season. Keeping the air circulating through the workplace as clean and fresh as possible could make an immediate difference in improving the wellbeing of everyone in the office.
You do your best to create a healthy home. Given that the average employee spends approximately 25% of their week in the office, the healthfulness of your workplace is definitely important too. Allergies cause all kinds of problems in different work areas. Staying aware of common workplace allergen culprits will take you leaps and bounds closer to maintaining a healthier workplace for yourself as well as your employees or coworkers!
John’s Chem-Dry of Whatcom County provides commercial cleaning services that significantly reduce allergens and bacteria in your work environment. Get a free price estimate or request an appointment today!