Dust mites and their detritus are powerful enough to trigger major allergies. In fact, it has been estimated that more than 75% of the people who suffer allergies are allergic to the waste and decomposed body parts of dust mites. Do you know that more than 40,000 dust mites can live on just an ounce of dust?
Your office chair is the perfect environment for dust mites – its upholstered parts may house between 90,000 and 700,000 dust mites. Now that you know this, you are probably interested to find out how to get rid of them and maintain a clean, dust -free office environment.
- It is simple, you just need to hire a janitorial service provider to vacuum your upholstery and carpets on a daily basis. Professional steam cleaning equipment is also recommended to be used for upholstery cleaning once every 5-6 months. It can extract every speck of dust from the fabric of your office chair and the coaches in the building where you work.
- Direct sunlight kills dust mites as well, so you can keep the window blinds open on sunny days.
- Darkness, on the contrary, is their best friend, so make sure that your office cleaner vacuums all of the dark areas under your desks and rugs.
- Another thing you may do is encourage your employees to wash their hands more often.