Allergy sufferers the world over struggle with how to handle them when weather shifts, when they come in contact with animals, dust, or just generally go out in public some days. Depending on how bad it is, they may even struggle in their own home with little dust mites hanging out in corners and on surfaces. Itchy eyes and sneezing are just a few of the ways allergies flare-up. They may also result in reactive airway issues or trouble breathing.
With so many employees and customers sensitive to spring time allergies in Ohio, the more cleaning a company can do regularly for allergies, the better. Try these pro tips to get started.
Spring Allergy Cleaning Tips
Have a Baseline Cleaning Schedule
When people have allergies, it is important to stay on top of cleaning. An office or work environment should not be the biggest trigger for people who suffer, but it often is the space where people spend a large portion of their week, and also where dust and allergens tend to congregate. Start with a good baseline schedule of regular cleaning to avoid the spread of germs and allergens. A little bit goes a long way to keeping things in order every day.
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Vacuum and Mop
Brooms often push dust around but don’t actually get things clean. For accumulated dust on the floor, sweep it into a dustbin and throw it away. Then, pull out the vacuum and go over the same space to get any loose particles you missed. If it’s a hard surface, immediately mop to wash away lingering contaminants. Try this twice a week to clean the floors and furniture of dust and debris. A HEPA filtered vacuum is best for keeping things at their optimal best. They also trap the pollen and dust that kick up allergies.
Wipe Down Desks and Work Surfaces
Computer keyboards, door handles, and office copy machines all have one thing in common : they are touched regularly throughout the day, often by more than one person. Routinely wiping down these and similar surfaces will certainly slow or prevent the spread of germs, but it will also help mitigate the accumulation of pollen, dust, and other allergens. Daily cleaning of frequently used surfaces with a sanitizing cloth or wipe will do wonders for springtime allergies in the office!
Watch for Allergens
Cleaning for allergies is easier when taking precautions. Reducing allergy triggers is better than retroactively going into a situation where allergies are already high and it takes a village to get them cleaned up. If someone in your office has a known allergy, take this into account and seat them away from the window where pollen floats in from outside. Areas near open windows need more frequent cleaning too. If you see the yellow dust on surfaces, immediately get someone to wipe it down.
These cleaning tips are just the start. Don’t stop with these, work on keeping germs out of the environment as much as possible by setting a schedule that helps keep things cleaned up.
Thinking about hiring professional cleaners to help do a deep clean regularly?
Greater Columbus Cleaning helps people deal with the dirt and grime by showing up with our professional cleaners and systems that keep your office neat, tidy, and sanitary. We are here to help you with your maintenance and deep cleaning needs.
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