Preventing Allergies In The Workplace: 3 Cleaning Tips Recommended By Commercial Cleaners

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Preventing Allergies In The Workplace: 3 Cleaning Tips Recommended By Commercial Cleaners

8 January 2015
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Did you know that approximately 19.6% of the entire population in Australia has at least once allergic disease? This means that 1 in 5 of your employees probably have some type of allergy. Depending on the severity of the allergy symptoms and the triggers, the allergies may end up causing loss of productivity in your workplace. To prevent this from happening, here are 3 cleaning tips that are commonly recommended by commercial cleaners. 

Remove Airborne Allergies

Over 1 in 7 Australians suffer from allergic rhinitis, which is caused by exposure to air-borne particles. Symptoms can be so severe that employees may spend the majority of their working hours blowing their noses. This can significantly reduce overall productivity and also reduce the quality of the work that can be achieved. Here's how you can remove air-borne allergies

  • clean the air ducts and the ventilation regularly, and also change the air filters at least once a month
  • install HEPA vacuums with allergen filters
  • use vacuums and cleaning equipment with microfiber cloths that help remove dust instead of spreading it around surfaces
  • installing a high quality air filtration air filtering system

In addition, try to keep the windows closed during high pollen seasons. Turn on the air conditioning instead.

Opt For Green Cleaning Options

Harsh chemicals can also cause an allergic reaction. In fact, about 80% of all dermatitis reactions are caused by exposure to harsh chemicals. Spend the extra money on green cleaning options, and you may find that allergy rates within your office may significantly decrease. Green cleaning options can also help increase the life of office furniture, carpet and more. 

Provide Pet Hair And Lint Rollers

With an estimated 33 million pets in Australia, there is a high chance that one of your employees may be a pet owner. Surprisingly, a large percentage of the population is actually allergic to the dander in pet hair, which can trigger severe allergy symptoms. Provide all of your employees with pet hair and lint rollers to get rid of the dander, pet hair and lint that may be clinging onto their outfits. Pet hair and lint rollers will also help keep all of your employees looking professional and ready to tackle all projects.


Commercial cleaners are able to help recommend different types of tips and tricks on how to reduce allergy triggers. They can also help keep your offices looking and feeling clean. Most commercial cleaners will set up regular cleaning schedules, whether it be in monthly, weekly or even daily intervals, so that you will no longer need to worry about any cleaning task, and can focus more of your mind power on expanding and growing the company. For more tips or information on commercial cleaners, contact a company such as Southern Cross Cleaning (SA) Pty Ltd.