Spring is upon us, and for many people, that means allergy season. As all of the plants begin to bloom again, airborne allergies plague many people. As unfortunate as this is for allergy sufferers, it is almost as bad for those around them, especially in the workplace. It can be incredibly distracting to sit next to someone who is blowing their nose all day long or to be that person yourself. Here are a few simple steps you can take to make your office an allergy-free zone.
Do Some Spring Cleaning
Just as you do in your home each year, do some spring cleaning in your office as well. Over time, dust, dirt, and germs make their way into every nook and cranny, so take the time to do a deep clean of your entire facility. You can hire a professional cleaning company to handle this task for you, or you can make it a team-building event for your employees. They’ll bond as they work together to get the office clean, and no one will have to worry about someone else rearranging their desk, as each employee can clean their own. We’ve got all the cleaning and janitorial supplies you need to get the job done right.
Focus on Air Quality
Many common allergens are airborne, so do your best to ensure that the air in your office is fresh and clean. Change the air filters on your air conditioning and heating systems regularly. Depending on the brand you choose, this could be anywhere from one to six months. You should also have the ducts in your building cleaned every few years. All the dust that accumulates in the ducts when the air conditioning system is not in use then get blown out into your office when the system is turned back on.
Don’t Forget the Floors
You and your team track dirt inside on the bottom of your shoes every day, and that dirt gets caked into your floors and carpets. For hard floors, give them a good cleaning with a mop or polisher. If your floors are especially dusty, use a dust mop spray to help trap dust so that it doesn’t fly up into the air while you are cleaning. If your office has carpet, have it steam cleaned or shampooed to lift out any dirt that has gotten trapped in the fibers and minimize the look of any stains or track marks that have formed.
Stock Up on Cleaning Supplies
At Unisan, we provide a wide range of janitorial and cleaning supplies for commercial organizations. We strive to provide the highest-quality products possible at affordable prices for your business. Browse through our selection today to find everything you need to spring clean your office and protect your team from common allergens.