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August 2019

Protect Your Floor from Seasonal Allergens

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pollen and other seasonal allergensAre allergens in your business location making your patrons uncomfortable? Many businesses don’t even realize the answer is yes. Seasonal allergens can affect your customers in surprising ways – from scratchy skin to sneezing. Professional Surface Restoration’s cleaning services can help you provide a better experience for them that can mean more business for you.

How Do Allergens Affect Your Business?

For many people, seasonal allergies are an unfortunate side effect of the beautiful greenery the area experiences. Pollen consists of millions of tiny grains, often visible as a yellow dusting on outdoor surfaces such as vehicles, buildings, and sidewalks. A person allergic to pollen has an immune reaction to pollen grains, with their bodies treating intruding pollen as an invader, releasing histamines that cause runny nose, itchy eyes, sneezing, and more.

Many assume that allergy sufferers can escape indoors. Dust is a serious one for many. Unfortunately, common allergens can sneak into even climate-controlled buildings, making allergy sufferers uncomfortable. If your patrons or employees experience discomfort while in your place of business, allergens could be hurting your bottom line.

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How Can You Prevent Allergens From Affecting Your Business?

You may think that maintaining an excellent HVAC system means that allergens are not entering your business. Although climate control is one means of preventing allergens from circulating in your building, most pollen enters your business through one means of transportation – your customers’ and employees’ shoes. From there, pollen can embed itself into carpet fibers or form a fine layer on hard-surface floors, affecting allergy sufferers long after pollen season is over.

At home, many people rely on residential carpet sprays, chemicals, and shoe-removal rules to prevent and treat the tracking in of pollen and other allergens. However, in the business world, asking patrons to remove their shoes is simply unfeasible, and the use of heavily perfumed cleaners can actually make allergies worse.

In the end, regular carpet cleaning and hard-surface floor maintenance from PSR is the best way to remove allergens from your business’s floors and ensure your space is comfortable for patrons and employees alike.

Our Allergy-Free Guarantee

PSR’s environmentally friendly, EPA-approved carpet and hard floor cleaning techniques remove the dust, grime, and allergens that build up on your floors without the use of harsh chemicals that can affect allergy sufferers.

Our commercial dust removal systems incorporate HEPA filters to prevent allergens from being released back into the air and remaining in your space, and our outdoor treatments for brick, concrete, and stucco can help clear the areas outside your business to minimize the amount of pollen that can enter the building.

Finally, regularly scheduled cleanings – especially during peak pollen season between February and May – prevent the buildup of allergens to begin with, while keeping your business looking sparkling clean.

Contact Professional Surface Restoration for more information about pollen and other allergen prevention for all your business’s surfaces or to schedule a demonstration, cleaning, or regular cleaning program.

Why Environmentally Friendly Cleaning Solutions Are a Better Option

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environmentally friendly cleaning solutionsThe more we learn about the chemicals that comprise common household cleaners, the more concerned we should be about the effects they are having not only on the Earth but on our bodies. While some cleaning agents and materials are effective at cleaning up some difficult messes, they can also pose serious health risks to those who use them or come into contact with them.

Some of these cleaning agents aren’t as effective as many people think, either. When it comes to sustainable floor cleaning solutions, the environmentally responsible choice from Professional Surface Restoration is also the more effective one.

The Professional Surface Restoration Difference

Some cleaning companies use bleach and other harmful chemicals that may not be as effective as many believe when it comes to cleaning messes. For example, many people mistakenly believe that bleach is the best way to kill mold growth, when the reality is that bleach is not an effective solution for mold. Using bleach to clean up mold will likely only mask the mold’s color, partially cleaning it and giving the appearance of cleaning, but mold will likely return on most porous surfaces.

We use environmentally friendly cleaning techniques to provide our clients with intense deep cleaning for many types of flooring materials.

Our five-step process begins with pre-treatment to safely prepare the surface for intense cleaning, then we use heat and high water pressure to dislodge dirt, oils, bacteria, and other particles from the floor before using a vacuum system to clear away the debris and dirty water from the floor. This process outperforms standard bleach-based floor cleaning in a more environmentally responsible and medically safer way.

Why Choose Environmentally Friendly Cleaners?

Many cleaning agents, like bleach and other floor treatment chemicals, can leave behind dangerous residue. This residue may collect in hard-to-reach areas where it can create problems later, such as potential exposure to small children or pets. Bleach-based cleaning techniques can also mask dirt and other messes, not only failing to remove it but also making it more difficult to see in the future.

Chemical cleaners also harm the environment, both during their manufacturing and after disposal. Dirty bleached water can potentially contaminate water supplies. Industrial waste from chemical manufacturing can harm local wildlife and contributes to industrial landfill waste. Chemical residue from unsafe cleaning methods can also degrade air quality inside a home, place of business, or commercial property, potentially causing respiratory irritation and other medical issues for guests, visitors, tenants, and customers.

Conventional chemical cleaners can only offer middling performance and substantial risk compared to the environmentally responsible cleaning techniques we use at Professional Surface Restoration. Our EPA-approved, environmentally friendly floor cleaning solutions are a responsible, effective, and safer option for residential and commercial properties.

Contact Professional Surface Restoration today to learn more about our deep cleaning services, schedule a free demonstration, or schedule your next carpet cleaning.