Spring is often greeted with gratitude for warmer weather, sun shine and blooming flowers, but for seasonal allergy sufferers, it brings sniffles and sneezes.
Pollen is the biggest trigger of spring allergies, released into the air by weeds, grasses and trees. When these tiny grains enter the nose of someone with allergies, they alert the immune system and cause the release of histamines in the blood. These chemicals are responsible for the itchy eyes, sneezes and runny noses that make allergy sufferers miserable during spring.
While there is no cure for seasonal allergies, those who would rather enjoy spring than sneeze through it can take steps to control and reduce symptoms. Over-the-counter and prescription medications are an option, but cleaning properly can also prevent dust filled with allergens from becoming airborne and inhaled.
Upright Vacuum Cleaners Reduce Allergens
Begin removing dust from your facility from the highest levels and working your way down. The BGUPRO14T Bissell upright vacuum makes this easy thanks to its telescopic wand and stretch hose that extends more than 9 feet. This upright commercial vacuum also features a full set of attachments, including an upholstery brush, dusting brush and crevice tool that will leave allergens nowhere to hide in your facility.
Carpets aren’t the only area of a facility where allergens can settle. Continue the top-to-bottom routine, focusing on any space where dust is present. Vacuum drapes, especially if they are heavy, and don’t skip bookshelves and places where knick-knacks are displayed. Also take note of areas that are often overlooked, like the spaces above cabinets, your facility’s windowsills, baseboards and the tops of picture frames. A crevice tool can make vacuuming these areas easy and convenient.
As you move down to the carpet, move large debris away from the vacuuming path, remove dust from every corner and edge with your crevice tool and don’t forget to vacuum the stairs (even the vertical part!). Use slow movements with your commercial upright vacuum and pass over each area a few times to collect even the most microscopic allergens.
Follow this procedure at least once a week during allergy season and more often in high-traffic areas.
We are happy to recommend the best Bissell upright vacuums to reduce allergens in your facility. Contact our team today at 1-800-242-1378 to learn more about the equipment that can make your space healthier all season long.