Employees With Allergies Will Be Appreciative If You Tackle These Cleaning Tasks

Posted on: 10 June 2015

You probably have either an employee or a cleaning service clean your office regularly, but there are tasks that are often skipped with regular cleaning. As a result, allergens like dust and mold spores can build up in your office, causing reactions in employees who suffer from allergies. Tackling these often-neglected, dirty areas will help alleviate their symptoms, which will allow them to work more productively.

Shampooing the Carpet

Your carpet is probably vacuumed regularly, but has it ever been shampooed? Allergens can work their way deep into the carpet, where the vacuum cannot reach them, and the only way to remove them is through a good, thorough shampooing session. If you hire a company to steam-clean the carpet, make sure they know you're trying to address allergens. Some companies have a special shampoo or special equipment they use for this purpose.

Along the Baseboards

Since vacuuming or wiping the dust off of the baseboards is pretty time-consuming, it is often skipped during the cleaning process. Dust tends to build up here -- it gets pushed to towards the outside of the room by air currents as people walk through the room. Have your cleaning team (or a cleaning company) wash along the baseboards and use a vacuum wand to such the debris out from between the baseboards and the carpet.

Inside the Refrigerator

The fridge is a nice, moist environment, and mold loves moisture. The interior of your fridge probably does not look moldy, since it's cool enough to keep the mold from flourishing. However, if it has not been cleaned in a while, it probably contains mold spores that blow out into the room when the door is opened. Emptying the fridge and giving it a thorough wipe-down with a mild cleanser or white vinegar can alleviate this issue. Special attention should be paid to the rubber gaskets surrounding the door. These are not as cool as the rest of the fridge, so mold tends to linger here.

Above a Hung Ceiling

Hung ceilings are famous for holding onto dust and debris. Slowly, this debris works its way down between the panels and tumbles into the room. Having your hung ceiling cleaned is a big project, and your cleaning team may want to do it in segments. It involves removing and vacuuming each of the panels, as well as wiping down the metal framework between them.

If a lot of your employees have been sneezing and suffering from watery eyes lately, then it's worth your while to address some of these cleaning tasks. With fewer dust mites and mold spores around the office, everyone will be a lot happier.

Contact a service like Metro Building Services to learn more.