With the warmer weather allergies are caused by more outdoor triggers like pollen instead of indoor ones like dust. You may find your employees becoming victims to allergy cases including stuffy noses, sneezing and irritated eyes. According to the American Academy of Asthma and Immunology, 10 to 30 percent of the population has an allergy.
Fight Pollen: Pollen usually enters buildings through ventilation systems or can also be tracked inside on your clothes and shoes. Carpets and upholstery are magnets for trapping pollen inside of buildings so vacuuming at least once a week is highly recommended to make sure all the pollen is removed not only from carpets but also upholstery. Making sure air filters are regularly cleaned and changed can also stop the pollen from circulating through the air. Air duct cleaning may be necessary to remediate spring allergy problems.
Fight Dust: Dust mites are the most common allergy and can work together with mold in triggering allergies. Mites feed on mold and can spread spores throughout buildings. Dust mites, like pollen, can be found in carpets, curtains and upholstered furniture. Unlike pollen and mold, dust mites can cause rashes and itching in addition to respiratory allergies.
Get rid of these mites by using HEPA filters to ensure cleaner air in the building. Consistent and thorough vacuuming and carpet/upholstery shampooing is another key to cleaner air and healthier employees.
Fight Mold: Mold tries to grow in dark, damp areas that are not treated right away. To avoid the growth of mold always clean up water damaged areas right away. Leaving a humidifier in the area can help get rid of the moisture and stop the mold from growing.
Don’t take on these battles alone! C.M. Cleaning can help keep your workplace allergy free.