Tackling Workplace Allergens


As the vibrant colors of spring start to bloom, so do allergies. For many, spring is synonymous with sneezing, itchy eyes and congestion. The workplace is not exempt from these seasonal challenges. It is essential for businesses to address these issues to ensure a healthy and productive environment.

Understanding Workplace Allergens

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America states that “more than 100 million people in the U.S. experience various types of allergies each year, and people with allergies often have more than one type of allergy.” Common indoor allergens include dust mites, mold and pet dander. During spring, outdoor pollen levels skyrocket. That plus the dust and dirt particles in the workplace only make the environment around you that much worse.

The Impact of Spring Allergies on Productivity

Allergies can have a big impact on employee well-being and work performance. Sneezing, runny noses and itchy eyes can be distracting and hinder concentration. Individuals with severe allergies can experience fatigue. This makes it difficult to stay focused throughout the workday. Addressing these issues is crucial for maintaining a healthy and productive workforce.

Commercial Cleaning Services: A Solution to Workplace Allergens

Commercial cleaning services, like FBG, are a game-changer when it comes to combating allergens in the workplace. Our services go beyond the standard janitorial tasks and use specialized techniques and equipment to ensure a thorough cleaning.

  1. Air Duct Cleaning

Our cleaning specialists can inspect and clean air ducts, preventing the circulation of allergens through your ventilation system. This helps improve indoor air quality and reduces the risk of employees inhaling airborne allergens.

  1. Deep Cleaning and Sanitization

Regular deep cleaning of carpets, upholstery and office surfaces eliminates dust, mold and other allergens. Sanitization of commonly-touched surfaces reduces the risk of spreading germs and allergens.

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  1. Matting

Along with clean carpets, good entryway matting maintenance is important to reduce the dust, dirt and pollen that foot traffic brings in. Clean mats may not be something you think about every day, but our cleaning specialists are trained to make sure your mats not only make a good impression, but also protect the health of your employees.

  1. Microfibers

Our color-coordinated microfiber system picks up dust instead of just pushing it around like a regular feather duster. We also use vacuums with HEPA filters to trap hidden particles.

  1. Pest Control

Certain pests can contribute to allergen levels in the workplace. We’re able to implement pest control measures to prevent infestations and minimize allergen sources. No one wants a bug problem crawling through your breakroom!

Creating an allergen-free workplace during the spring requires proactive measures. Commercial cleaning services, like FBG, play a pivotal role in achieving this goal. By investing in professional cleaning, businesses can create a healthier and more comfortable working environment amidst the challenges of allergy season.


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