Office allergens can impact employee health, decreasing morale and causing employees to take time off work as a result. Studies continue to show that good air quality is key to high productivity, which means that reducing allergens is key. There are many ways that you can reduce allergens in your office, but one of the best ways is with a vacuum cleaner.
How Vacuuming Can Reduce Allergens in Your Office
When it comes to reducing allergens, it is often suggested that you clean (and vacuum, in particular) a couple of times a week. This is superior to sweeping, which stirs up a lot of dust, making allergy symptoms worse. To take the reduction of allergens to the next level, vacuum cleaners with HEPA filters should be used.
There are many different filters on the market, but HEPA filters (HEPA stands for high-efficiency particulate air) effectively trap allergens inside the filter, thereby preventing them from getting back into the air. HEPA filters are particularly powerful because they can trap very small particles, such as dust, pollen, dander and so on. Not all filters have these same filtering capabilities. Not only are HEPA filters capable of filtering out small particles, they are also very effective at doing so. True HEPA filters are capable of trapping 99.97% of airborne contaminants.
The same is not true for older vacuums, so it’s important that your vacuum is somewhat new. It’s also important to replace your vacuum bags as often as recommended by the manufacturer, to ensure you’re achieving the best possible results.
The Bottom Line
A newer vacuum, complete with a HEPA air filter, will trap allergens and prevent them from becoming possible triggers for the allergy sufferers in your office.
Janitized offers a range of the highest quality replacement vacuum filters and bag for all of your commercial cleaning needs. Contact us today for more information.