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How to Create a Clean Environment Free from Dust and Pollen at Your Office

Your office space is where you and your fellow employees probably spend a significant part of the day. No one wants to be coughing up a sea of dust and pollen as they work.

But alas, dust, grime, and pollen are part of everyday life. While it may not be possible to eliminate them completely, you can definitely make sure they’re less of a nuisance by following the tips below to ensure a clean environment free from dust and pollen in the office.

  1. Wet Dust Surfaces Frequently with Microfiber Cloth

Dusting surfaces can result in blowing dust into the air and onto another surface instead of cleaning it for good. An alternative to dry dusting is using a wet microfiber cloth to wipe down surfaces in a practice known as wet dusting.

Microfiber cloths are designed to lift and hold the dust instead of just wipe it around. This can help get rid of dust and pollen that has collected on the surfaces such as tables, keyboards, and screens. It also ensures that the dust is gone for good, instead of merely transferred to another nook or corner.

Related ServiceMaster Clean’s blog about color coding your microfiber cloths to better clean your office.

  1. Mop Regularly

Floors are hot spots for the dust and grime to snuggle into. Should you not keep up with cleaning them regularly, you’re looking at little pockets of dirt, dust, stray hair strands, and pollen collecting right beneath your feet – the feet you will trudge through the entire office, spreading germs! Your office should be mopped and wiped down every day to ensure that the day’s dirt is cleared away.

  1. Minimize Trinkets and Clutter

Employees may like to decorate their space with little trinkets and knick-knacks and while this may add personality to your office space, the sad truth is that the more objects you have lying around the more space there will be for the dust to settle into, the harder it will be to get rid of it. Try encouraging employees to keep their desk space clean and free of unnecessary clutter.

Do your part and make sure you get rid of files and paperwork that you don’t need instead of letting them stack up. They can be cause for tons of unnecessary dust that can be difficult to get rid of.

  1. Use the Right Tools

Handheld vacuums and compressed air canisters can be important tools to help get the dust out of difficult nooks and corners such as between the keys or the fabric of chairs. It can even help clean difficult to reach areas such as ceiling fans. Those cans of compressed air can be your best friend when trying to de-dust tight corners under desks as well.


A clean office can lead to a higher level of worker productivity. If you want to make sure that the job is being handled by professionals who know how to take care of business, get in touch with ServiceMaster Clean and let us take care of your office’s health for you!

We offer a whole host of services in the Triangle Area that will suit your needs and will give you the office that you and your employees deserve! We even assist in helping our clients ensure building maintenance issues get the proper cleaning. To read more, check out our blog on this topic.