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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.

What Your Commercial Floors Say about Your Brand

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what your commercial floors say about your brandPeople don’t give commercial floors much thought when they’re clean and well-maintained. However, that can change quickly when in disrepair or dirty. This can leave customers with the impression that your business doesn’t take the time to attend to small details or possibly doesn’t have the funds to keep the floor clean and safe. They may form a lasting impression that leads customers to believe you won’t take proper care with their products or services either.

The good news is this problem is entirely preventable. Keep reading!

Commercial Floors and Safety

The need to keep the floors of your business clean and safe goes beyond aesthetic concerns and making an unfavorable impression on customers. Improperly maintained floors can also present a huge safety issue. For example, a customer who trips over an obstacle in the middle of the floor and breaks a bone could sue your company for medical expenses. Your company could also find itself paying workers’ compensation benefits for several months if an employee sustains an injury due to unsafe flooring. Prioritizing clean and safe floors just makes good business sense.

How the Sense of Smell Can Relate to Flooring

The human sense of smell is one of the most powerful of the five senses because certain aromas can lead to an automatic response without a person stopping to think about it. According to a paper published in the retail industry in the early 2000s, humans generate approximately three-quarters of their emotions from the sense of smell. When your company’s floor smells clean and fresh, it can cause people to remain longer than they would have otherwise.

Make Sure the First Impression of Your Customers is a Good One

A clear, shiny floor is one of the best ways to make a good impression on someone walking into your business for the first time. If your business has a hardwood floor, make sure that someone is assigned the task of dust mopping daily to eliminate surface dirt. It’s also important to use a damp mop to eliminate oil and deeper-set stains at least a few times a week.

No Time for Commercial Floor Cleaning?

Even when you understand the importance of clean and safe flooring, you may not have the time or the manpower to complete the task in-house. We invite you to contact Professional Surface Restoration today to learn more about our commercial flooring services.