Cleaning services tips for upholstery and rug cleaning in your office and home.
Upholstery Cleaning Services
Routine upholstery cleaning services are required to remove dirt, allergens, and pest’s from office furniture and cubicles.
Office furniture and cubicle walls operate like carpets and drapes; filtering dust and pollutants from the air and bodies on or around them.
Without the proper attention, these areas can become safe-harbors for allergens, resulting in employee illness, reduced engagement, and unnecessary, paid sick leave.
Ignoring these area’s for a prolonged period will ultimately result in a significantly reduced quality of indoor air.
When it comes to cleanliness, cubicles, typically covered in a layer of polyester fabric, are one of the most neglected areas in an office building.
Cubicle walls attract and filter dead skin cells, dirt, and dust from the air, as well as liquids, spilled on desks.
The fluid, concealed behind desktops and mounting brackets, can combine with the dust and bacteria to form mold and mildew, resulting in foul odors and potential health issues.
A standard rule of thumb is; if you wait until you see a stain on the cubicle wall to clean them, you’ve waited too long.
Large comfortable couches and chairs in a waiting room or common area are a welcome site for visitors.
The furniture adds to the professional appearance of an office and encourages employees and visitors to relax.
However, said furniture is often placed in highly trafficked locations, only separated from the outside world by a single door.
The extra traffic and exposure increases the amount of dirt absorbed by the furniture.
While the furniture is capable of absorbing quite a bit of airborne dust and tracked-in dirt, eventually someone is going to sit down and knock that same dust and dirt into the air–straight into their respiratory system.
Using conventional carpet shampoo attachments to clean the furniture can contribute to the problem by leaving behind moisture from remaining water employed in the cleaning process.
As with the cubicles, the moisture combines with dirt and bacteria to form mold.
Only, in this instance, the mold spores can be easily knocked into the air when someone sits down.
The mold spores enter the person’s lungs causing illness or potentially violent allergic reactions.
A general rule of thumb for furniture upholstery cleaning is to clean it as often as you have your carpets cleaned.
Upholstery Cleaning Tips
The following guidelines are recommended for health conscious and eco-friendly offices.
- Vacuum office furniture and cubicle walls seasonally. More depending on the location and amount and type of traffic.
- Steam clean the walls, couches, and chairs, as opposed to shampooing them, and remember to thoroughly vacuum each prior to cleaning.
- Remove cubicle wall panels and thoroughly clean every one to two years.
- Steam clean office furniture during carpet cleaning schedules.
- Thoroughly clean all surround carpets and rugs, as well as drapes and curtains, to avoid knocking dust onto freshly cleaned furniture.
- Dry up all liquid spills as soon as possible to avoid stains, mold, and mildew.
- Don’t wait until stains start to appear to clean the furniture.
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Upholstery cleaning is an overlooked part of office cleaning services.
Office couches, chairs, and cubicle walls absorb a significant amount of dust and must be cleaned as often as carpets and curtains.
Avoid using chemical based shampooers to prevent moisture buildup and remember to clean carpets and rugs surrounding upholstery.
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