Keeping The Office Clean During Spring

Spring is a time of year where temperatures begin to warm up and people start spending more time outside. Spring also marks the start of allergy season for many parts of Canada. With around 25 percent of Canadians suffering from hay fever, keeping areas pollen free during these months is very important. It's especially important for businesses to reduce allergens inside their offices during these months. Not only does it make customers more comfortable, it can also increase employee productivity and prevent allergy related sick days. Here are 3 ways to keep the office clean during spring.

Invest In Janitorial Services

Even if windows are kept closed and doors are opened when necessary, pollen is still going to make its way inside during the spring months. It can track in on the shoes of customers and workers. Keeping floors and other surfaces clean and pollen free during this time is very important. This is where commercial janitorial services can benefit a workplace. Investing in these services will ensure that floors and other areas that may harbor allergens are kept clean. It may even be useful to increase times each week that janitorial services are used in order to stay on top of this seasonal problem. 

Air Filters

Removing particulates that can make allergy symptoms worse out of the air is an essential part of keeping an office comfortable for allergy sufferers. One of the best ways to do this is by investing in high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters. These filters can be used in air filtration systems, as well as heating and air conditioning, in order to reduce airborne allergens. HEPA filters are also available for vacuums. Many commercial janitorial services use these filters in their vacuums in order to remove allergens from the office. 

Clean Windows

Keeping windows and doors shut during allergy season is a must for most offices. There are also other things that can be done in order to prevent allergens from entering. Cleaning windows regularly can help prevent the spread of allergens indoors. Other things can be done including placing air purifiers near windows and using allergy resistant window coverings. It's also important to make sure that the windows are in good working order. Any cracks or openings should be sealed. Air leaks can let in pollen and other particles that can worsen allergies.

Keeping the office clean during the spring months often involves reducing allergens as much as possible. The first line of defense is a great janitorial services. Air filters and clean windows can also help. For more information, contact X-Terra Commercial Cleaning Ltd or a similar company.