Reducing Asthma Allergy Triggers via Education Cleaning

Reducing Asthma and Allergy Triggers via Education Cleaning

Tuesday, June 28th, 2022

School Cleaning Services

If you’re running a school, daycare or college you’ll naturally want to do everything you can to care for your students and staff – so how do you keep asthma and allergy triggers to a minimum? Let’s take a closer look at what’s involved.

Common Asthma & Allergy Triggers in the Classroom

Some of the most common classroom triggers for breathing difficulties can include:

  • Dust, chalk dust and dust mites
  • Mould spores resulting from water leaks or inadequate ventilation
  • Pollen from inside plants or from nearby outdoor plants
  • Strong odours such as paints, cleaning chemicals or perfumes
  • Pets with fur such as guinea pigs or rabbits, if these are present in the learning environment.

One of the single most powerful things you can do to minimise potential triggers is to have a tailored, specific cleaning plan in place carried out consistently by professional cleaners. Of course food, chemical and other allergens can also be a common issue in childcares and schools. It’s important to maintain an up-to-date list of current asthma and allergy conditions within your education community, and provide clear policies around foods, perfumes and other potential triggers as needed.

A Checklist for Effective Childcare, College & School Cleaning

If you are working with primary school cleaning, secondary school cleaning, childcare cleaning or pre-primary school cleaning services, your cleaning team will ideally be covering these key steps on a daily or bi-weekly basis to protect everyone’s wellbeing:

  • Wiping down all surfaces regularly, complete with pre-emptive surface disinfection
  • Frequently vacuuming carpets and mopping hard flooring
  • Washing blinds and shutters to minimise dust
  • Wiping down air vents and replacing air filters as required
  • Looking out for any signs of mould or mildew, and notifying your team for action if it does occur.

It’s also essential that your cleaning team isn’t using stringent cleaning chemicals and that they use cleaning solutions at the correct dilution rates, to ensure there won’t be strong odours or vapours to trigger asthma or allergies. This is one of the key reasons we place so much emphasis on quality training for our own cleaning teams.

Speak with Capable Commercial Cleaning Services across Australia

We know that when you’re running a busy learning environment, you’ll want proactive day care cleaners or school cleaners who can put a tailored cleaning plan in place with rigorous quality control. AMC Commercial Cleaning provides specialist education cleaning in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and Australia-wide. Contact us today and enquire about a personalised quote for your facilities.

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