Millions of people suffer from allergies every day. Some are seasonal allergies related to pollen and outdoor air quality, while other allergies may be the result of sensitivity to indoor contaminants.

The symptoms of allergies often affect work efficiency and productivity. Itchy eyes, sneezing, a stuffy or runny nose and asthma attacks interrupt work tasks; and medications to relieve the symptoms can cause excessive drowsiness.

In most of these cases, proper janitorial cleaning on a regular schedule can help reduce all types of indoor allergens.

Allergies can be triggered by a number of causes, including:

  • Pollen
  • Dust mites
  • Mold
  • Mildew
  • Chemical fumes
  • Insects
  • Cigarette smoke
  • Scented products

Changes to the environment can improve the indoor air quality. Air purification and filtering systems can reduce the pollen and allergens that blow in from the outside. These particles are so small that a quality HEPA-type filter is needed to trap them.

As the flowers and foliage change throughout the summer, different pollen types are brought into a building. Vacuums with proper filtering can also reduce particles that cling to carpet fibers.

Here are some additional tips to reduce office allergens:

  • Use a dehumidifier
  • Vacuum frequently
  • Disinfect work surfaces

Professional janitorial services know the types of cleaners that work best for indoor pollutants. Following a regular cleaning schedule can keep indoor allergens low, and can include more than the standard vacuuming and dusting. Wiping down window treatments, cleaning walls, disinfecting surface areas, cleaning carpeting and upholstery, and other detailed cleaning tasks help eliminate the problems that trigger allergy symptoms.

Schedule an appointment for office cleaning today! Call ServiceMaster by the Border to determine the janitorial services that will best suit your environment, and the frequency that fits your budget.