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How to Reduce Seasonal Allergy Symptoms in Your Office?

Man with allergy holding his noseAs the seasons change, seasonal allergies can cause discomfort and leave some of us feeling unwell. While spring is a beautiful month for the flowers in bloom and grass beginning to grow, it can also bring spring hay fever symptoms. While hay fever is caused by different allergens both indoors and outdoors, sufferers can help to reduce the severity of their symptoms by minimising known triggers.

While most of us do all we can to minimise the symptoms of season allergies in our home, it’s important to also reduce the triggers in your office too.

Read on to learn 3 ways to reduce seasonal allergy symptoms in your office including:

  • Remove dust thoroughly and regularly
  • Deep clean carpets and upholstered furniture
  • Ensure proper ventilation

Remove dust thoroughly and regularly

Dust can accumulate in an office on surfaces such as desks, office equipment, stationery plus skirting boards and floors. To ensure dust is removed thoroughly, a damp cloth may be needed to thoroughly dust surfaces. Keeping desks tidy and free from clutter can also help as it means there are less items for dust to settle on. To help reduce dust triggering allergies, dusting is a cleaning task that must be done regularly. 

Deep clean carpets and upholstered furniture

The pollen count is higher during certain seasons, particularly spring. Like dust, pollen can settle and embed itself into surfaces in an office especially carpets and upholstered furniture. While it may be impossible to completely remove all traces of pollen, regular vacuuming and deep carpet cleaning, such as steam cleaning, helps to reduce seasonal allergy symptoms and minimise their impact for hay fever sufferers.  

Ensure proper ventilation

South West Cleaning - VentsWhen it comes to ventilation, it can be confusing which is best for those who suffer from hay fever. Keeping the doors and windows open allows for good ventilation and fresh air flowing through however with that comes more pollen and dust entering. Keep windows and doors closed on days when the pollen count is high. In the warmer months when air-conditioning is used, ensure the air-conditioning vents and filters are clean to help minimise the spread of dust and pollen circulating through the air.

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