Can I be allergic to my office?

January 17, 2020

Sneezing, wheezing, and runny eyes from allergies can make it tough to get through the workday, causing lost focus and productivity. The American Academy of Asthma and Immunology says 10 to 30 percent of the population suffers from allergic rhinitis (inflammation of the nasal airways caused by breathing in allergens). 

According to Dr. James Sublett, an allergy specialist at the Family Allergy and Asthma Clinic in Louisville, KY, "Allergies are among the top three reasons people miss work and can have a significant effect on productivity."

Dust mites, pollen, and mould are common and invisible allergy triggers in the workplace. These allergens can get trapped in tightly insulated and poorly ventilated office buildings. For some jobs, there can also be environmental triggers such as fumes that cause dizziness and make it hard to breathe.

For some, cleaning may actually aggravate asthma and other allergy symptoms. Harsh chemicals used in some products may trigger asthma symptoms or allergies. Also, dust that is disturbed when cleaning can make the process a nightmare. 

Industry Leading 'Green Clean' Commercial Cleaning Solution

Clean-Up! offers an industry-leading 'Green Clean' commercial cleaning solution. We use safe, environmentally friendly, and hospital-grade cleaning products for advanced green cleaning that reduce toxins and contaminants absorbed into our ecosystem. 

  • Microfiber Cleaning Cloths - Effective at capturing microbes: The University of California, Davis Medical Center, found that microfiber cloths or mop reduced bacteria by 99% compared to traditional cotton-loop materials that reduced bacteria by only 30%.
  • Reduced product and water use: Also, by utilizing a microfiber system, we use less water and cleaning products, conserving precious water and reducing toxins.
  • Vacuum with HEPA Filter: HEPA filters remove more dust and pollen from the air than any other type of filter available, especially within the vacuum cleaner. These filters can capture up to  99.97% of particulates 0.3 microns or larger. 

Our ‘Green Clean’ option is ideal for your office and particularly for people with asthma, chemical and allergic sensitivities and our planet.