Do you feel like your employees are constantly having allergies? It may be normal during the spring with allergy season, but if you feel like your employees are constantly having allergies throughout the year, it could be something that is in your office. Following these few tips from Baker Sandoval Cleaning can help minimize your office allergies.
What are Allergy Triggers at Work?
Just like allergies at home, certain things trigger your allergies. These symptoms can be coughing, sneezing, or watery eyes. These triggers can include dust mites, pollen, mold spores, cigarette smoke, perfumes, chemical fumes, animal dander, or even foods. Your office is a smoke-free office, but if there is a coworker that is a smoker the smoke smell on them can give you allergies. This can also happen if someone has perfume that you are allergic to, or even have pets. Dust mites may be the most common cause of allergies.
How Can I Reduce Allergies in the Workplace?
The first and very important step is to find out what is triggering your allergies. It’s important to know what is causing your allergies so you can help reduce your exposure to what is causing your allergies. Wiping down your work area daily with disinfectant can help reduce allergies. Along with vacuuming, running a dehumidifier, and having good ventilation. If your office has high humidity, running a dehumidifier can help reduce the risk of mold growth.
Use Natural Cleaners
Some of these cleaning products can cause allergies without even realizing it was the product that was causing allergies. Avoid cleaners, that have ammonia, bleach, formaldehyde, D-limonene, sodium laurel, phosphate, sodium hypochlorite, or triclosan. These can trigger allergies. Try as much as you can to use natural cleaners. These work well, and do not cause as many problems with allergies. If you feel like you have to use a cleaner, try to use an unscented one.
You want to make sure that you declutter and wipe down your workspace. If you don’t then dust mites can start to collect around your workplace. When you declutter your office, this can help give you more space plus have a dust-free or at least dust-reduced workspace. When you get rid of the clutter, it makes it a lot easier to clean than trying to wipe around papers, folders, or anything else that may be on your desk or around your office.
Vacuum Office Carpets
Dust and allergens can land and get stuck in many places. You want to make sure you vacuum your carpets often, plus shampoo and clean them. This can help clean the carpets by getting rid of dirt and dust, stains, and microorganisms that are living down in the carpet.
Get Rid of Dust Collecting Blinds
Horizontal or slate-style blinds can collect so much dust. It is a pain to clean them, so the dust just sits on the blinds causing more allergies in the workplace. Get rid of the horizontal blinds and go with the roller blinds to help keep your office allergy free.
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The last thing you want to do is have your employees come to work and have allergies. Hire a professional company like Baker Sandoval Cleaning to come into your office and clean for you. We will get rid of all those allergens and dust that are causing allergies for your employees.