How to Reduce Allergens in the Workplace

A person sneezing from dust.

Vacuum Regularly

Regular vacuuming helps to reduce the amount of dust and allergens that remain caught in the carpet fibres. For best results, vacuum carpeted areas thoroughly at least twice a week. Keep in mind that even with regular vacuuming, some dirt, dust, and allergens will become trapped deep in the carpet and can only be removed though professional carpet cleaning processes.

Have Carpets Professionally Cleaned Annually

Carpets can be a hotbed of allergen activity if not professionally cleaned at least once a year. Dirt, dust, mites, and other allergens become embedded deep in the carpet fibres where they cannot be reached by a vacuum. Specialized cleaning equipment must be used in order to fully rid carpets of allergens, which is why having your carpets steam cleaned at least once a year by a professional is recommended in order to keep staff healthy and safe.

Keep Dust at Bay

Dust is a major trigger of allergies, asthma, and other respiratory issues in the workplace. Make sure that your workplace is being thoroughly dusted regularly to reduce the amount of dust that builds up. For best results, dust the highest shelves and surfaces first and work your way down. This is because, as you clean, dust is likely to be unsettled and fall onto surfaces below where you are cleaning. If you start at the bottom and work your way up, you may find yourself having to clean those lower surfaces all over again.

Choose Natural Cleaning Products

Another major cause of allergens at work is, perhaps surprisingly, the type of products being used to clean the space. Many cleaning products contain harsh chemicals that can contribute to poor air quality and trigger allergic reactions as well as respiratory issues. Make sure that your workplace is cleaned using only 100% natural, non-toxic cleaning products.

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