On average, many Americans spend more time at the office than they do at home. Studies show, that a positive and healthy environment keeps your employees happy and productive. In most office spaces, employees often work in close quarters, between the break room and general living habits, there are many things that can cause allergy sufferers to have an attack. From mild irritations to asthma attacks, allergic reactions are not something you want to have happened in your office. Following some of these simple tips will keep your office an allergy free zone, which all your employees will appreciate.
1. Clean the Break Room Daily
Crumbs, spills and dirty dishes are not only unsightly but they also contribute to mold. Keep the break room tidy at all times. Assign a weekly monitor from your staff to help share the responsibilities and keep employees accountable.
2. Vacuum Soft Surfaces Weekly
Couches and carpets trap dirt. Only regular vacuuming will help keeps dust, dirt, and pollens from getting embedded in soft fabrics. A monthly or weekly deep clean might be necessary depending on the traffic and use they get.
3. Clean The Keyboards
The perfect place for dust mites to hide as well as bacteria from fingers and even pollen from the outdoors. Keyboard covers help as well as keyboard dusters and cleaners. Encourage employees to keep their stations clean or hire a professional service that will make sure keyboards are dust free.
4. Keep The Office Fragrance Free
A simple request to reduce irritations brought on by many fragrances is to ask employees to abstain from wearing colognes or perfumes and keeping any other body creams to neutral fragrances.
5. Invest in an Air Purifier
Air purifiers or air filtration systems will help catch all the outdoor pollen and microscopic dust that even a cleaning service can’t get to. It will also help with pet dander.
6. Control Pet Dander
If there are employees that suffer from pet dander, separate their workspace from those that have pets, as pet dander will most likely be on their clothing. Having lint rollers available in employee washrooms as help to reduce allergens brought in on clothing.
7. Hire A Professional Cleaning Service
Keeping your office allergen free takes work. Employees may be tidy but can’t be relied on to ensure that your office is deep cleaned. Having a reliable cleaning service is a good investment for every office and the best way to keep allergens at bay.
Keeping a clean work environment is important for all business owners. Employees expect that they will be able to work in a safe space without the distraction or irritation of allergies. To book a consultation for a cleaning service quote; click here and contact BearCom today.