Do your associates get the sniffles every fall? Ragweed and pollen can wreak havoc on your associates’ allergies. Many people with fall allergies will tend to stay indoors when pollen is high. However, during this time of year, dust mites and mold can cause significant problems for allergy sufferers indoors. While dust mites are common during the humid summer months, they can get stirred into the air when you run your heat in the fall. This triggers sneezes, wheezes, and runny noses. To help you fight these fall allergens and keep your associates from getting the sniffles, follow these tip:
Vacuum the office carpet often.
Keep your indoor vacuuming up during the fall season to reduce fall allergens. Ensure you have all HEPA filters in the vacuums to increase your chances of capturing all those indoor allergens like pet dander if your office is pet friendly, dust from the outdoor warehouse and many others.
Here are a few options for you when choosing a vacuum:
Get your air ducts cleaned.
Getting your air ducts cleaned at least once a year around fall time is a brilliant idea as well. This will help clear out lingering dust and allergens that are just trapped in your ducts.
Keep office windows closed.
Always keep the office windows closed if possible to avoid letting in dust and other pollutants that maybe on the outside. Pollen is a huge contributor to fall allergies and you definitely don’t want to be exposing your employees to it by opening up your windows.
Clean mold growth areas (bathrooms and kitchens) regularly.
There are certain areas that just seem to grow mold. Damp areas and high moisture areas like bathrooms and kitchens are your top priority in your office to look for mold and moisture. However, be aware that there could be other areas where there may be a leak and moisture and mold are growing as well. Keep these areas clean and if you see mold in an area wipe down immediately and check to see if you can find the source of the issue.
Clean leaves from outside the office.
This will keep your moldy dusty leaves away from your employees by raking up the leaves on the ground and then also clearing leaves from the gutters. Think about getting a clean up lawn service as well during the fall season, to be able to keep up with the rate of falling leaves.
Do your best to control the allergens in your office to keep employees happy. Also, have a couple bottles of allergy medication on hand during that time. You want to make this fall season a successful one by reducing allergies!