Keeping the entrance mat in mind during allergy season

Be sure to clean your entrance mat regularly.

Be sure to clean your entrance mat regularly.

An entrance mat is a great way to greet customers as they enter your store, but you need to make sure you’re taking care of it during allergy season, so you aren’t greeted by sneezes of anyone who pays you a visit.

Allergens are rampant this time of year, and certain pollens can be brought in from the bottoms of people’s shoes, causing them to stick around on the entrance mat, according to the Huffington Post. The news provider suggests cleaning any entrance mats on a regular basis to ensure they’re pollen-free.

Indoor allergens can also live in mats. The news provider suggests people have their carpets cleaned by professionals every 12 to 18 months to prevent any allergen buildup from occurring.

WebMD suggests smaller mats that are easier to clean are better, and companies that have wall-to-wall carpeting may want to consider getting that pulled and replaced with some form of hard flooring. This can help prevent dust, pollen and other allergens from accumulating indoors, keeping visitors and employees happy.

When looking to purchase an entrance mat, you’ll want to look for options that are easy to clean. For example, looking into eco-friendly mats that have a rubber component can make them easier to care for and not accumulate as much buildup.

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