This spring we’re seeing an increase in allergy symptoms due to the dry winter and warm temperatures. You may have noticed this, either with yourself or your co-workers, suffering from sneezing fits and watery eyes.
Here are some tips to ensure your office is being cleaned for health, meaning it’s being professionally cleaned to a level that will help with allergies and sensitivities . . .
Dusting – Regular damp dusting of surfaces will help rid your work space of dust and pollen. Ensure your cleaners are “damp’ dusting otherwise they are often moving the dust around rather than catching it in their cloths.
High Dusting – As part of your cleaning program, don’t forget to also schedule in high dusting. Areas such as cabinets and ductwork are often neglected so dust and pollen is allowed to accumulate and then spread throughout the office.
Carpet Cleaning – Have carpets cleaned every 3 to 6 months to maintain their condition as well as to remove dirt and dust. A carpet will maintain it’s appearance, and therefore your investment in it, much better with regular cleaning.
Ceiling Cleaning – A deep clean of an office cannot be considered a thorough clean without the inclusion of a ceiling clean. If ceilings are left unattended they leave office staff and workers vulnerable to captured overhead toxins, airborne germs and other pollutants which, in time, will fall from soiled ceilings and may cause the spread of colds, illnesses and trigger uncomfortable symptoms of allergies and asthma. Ceiling cleaning will also brighten your workspace and improve acoustics. Ask your cleaning company if they provide ceiling cleaning. If they don’t, find a company that does and have this service done every 6 to 12 months.
HVAC Cleaning – Over time, your air conditioning/heating systems will accumulate contaminents. Getting a professional cleaning of your system will not only improve air quality, espcially for those with sensitivities, but it will also allow your HVAC to run more efficiently, saving you money.
Mold & Mildew Removal – Mold is one of the most commonly found indoor air pollutants. Mold spores travel by air in spring and can settle anywhere there is moisture and warmth. Exposure to mold can lead to respiratory problems and allergic reactions. Regular office cleaning will help to ensure that mold doesn’t take hold and grow into a health problem.
Take the time to review your current office cleaning and work towards a comprehensive cleaning program which includes the elements as mentioned. A thorough and regular cleaning program is a smart investment in the appearance of your work space as well as the health of your employees.
EFS Clean Building Services is Calgary’s locally-owned-and-grown Commercial Cleaning Company. Our services include Commercial Cleaning, Post-Construction Cleaning, Ceiling Cleaning & Restoration, Hard Surface/Tile Cleaning & Restoration, Quality Assurance Inspections and Efficiency Consulting. Let us help you get a better clean by calling 403-949-3344 or send us a message on our Contact Us page.