Perfecting your routine to clean an office chair the best way:
Be it a commercial space, an actual office, or even your corner cubicle at your house that you use as your workstation will have a chair that would be hard to really clean. This is because most chairs are built with ergonomic consideration and have a lot of small moving parts. These nooks and corners are prone to accumulating a lot of germs, diseases, infections, and viruses if you don’t clean them frequently with time. So, to clean an office chair, you should probably know the basics.
Since you’re spending most of your day here in this space, you are going to definitely make a mess of the upholstery and even the hand railing by spilling something unexpected. And because you’re going to spend most of your day here, it is necessary that they are maintained in an absolutely pristine manner at least for health and hygiene concerns.
The chair cleaning guide:
Take care of the surface dirt first. Pick up a paper towel and dust the entire chair to remove any dirt or grimes on the surfaces. Always make sure that you don’t force the dirt into the fabric but rather remove them from the top by gentle motions.
Any spillage is going to lead to patches of dirt on top of the surfaces. Tend to any unintended stains as soon as possible to avoid any long-term stain marks on top of it.
Use a wet cloth to tend to any spillage by blotting it unidirectionally. Do not attend to it without a directional approach. You’ll only spread the affected area even further with this.
After the wet cloth approach, use a paper towel to blot and remove the remaining moisture to avoid the smell of wet fabric from engulfing your entire room or cubicle.
Understanding the cleaning tags that chairs come with
Most office chairs come with a care tag that people don’t really get because they’re rather text-coded sometime without putting down explicit information.
The office cleaning instructions are usually decoded to the kind of supplies that will be compatible with the given type of fabric.
Here’s a quick gist complied by commercial cleaning professionals of different codes and how to clean them
S – Refers to a mark of approval for dry solvents. These solutions are free from moisture and water to avoid any damage to the fabric upholstery. They are both available in solutions and solid powder format. Always do testing first to see if the solvent leaves any remark on your upholstery before completely utilizing them all over.
W – This code refers to water-based solvents and their approved mark of usage. You can even use regular dish soap to take care of these. Use a damp cloth and gently take a small portion of dish soap on it and apply it to the surface of the upholstery. Remember to blot with a cotton cloth at the end to remove any excess moisture.
SW or AW – Either of these solutions can be used for these and these fabrics are not as sensitive as the rest.
Rubbing alcohol usage directions
Go for this in a unidirectional way and with a spotting technique rather than a complete application. Use cotton balls to dip the alcohol and rub gently on the stained fabric area.
But do remember these: before you clean an office chair:
- First, do testing before you dive in headfirst. Do it on the underside of the chair or any other farthest corner that is not visible to the eye.
- Do not use any kind of alcohol solutions on top of acrylic material
- It is better if you stick to using this solution for S-coded chairs alone.
The office cleaning basics that you can’t ignore
Regular cleaning, disinfection, and sanitization
Cleaning is the surface-level routine where you pick up all the trash and clear up dirt, dust, and grimes through sweeping and mopping procedures. Disinfection comes next where you utilize a specific germ termination supply and mop the surface entirely. You’ll also have to disinfect all the high-touch prone points like elevator buttons, staircase railings, furniture, switchboards, dispensary buttons, flush handles, doorknobs, toilet seats, etc.
Sanitization is the final barrier with which your cleaning routine traces a complete circle. This involves the formation of a protective barrier on top of the freshly cleaned surface to prolong the contamination of that region, thus making it safe for the next person who uses it.
Personal hygiene of all employees
Office cleaning starts with your employees and their personal organization. You need to instill proper values in them to remain neatly organized. Also, install reminded boards in common areas like asking them to wash hands or use a hair cover on the kitchen areas and even have posters that will push them to pick up their trash after their work gets done for the day.
Ask them to also maintain their own kitchenware like tumblers or plates to prevent mixing with everyone else.
Handing your routine to a professional when necessary
While cleaning a chair might seem easy, covering the entirety of your office space might not be just simple. You need to go for the right procedures, invest in the right kind of supplies, solutions, and equipment, and find janitors/ cleaners who are competent to handle requirements of your intensity and scale at ease. Not to mention all the direct involvement that you should have so as to ensure that proper quality standards are met.
Cleaning with professionals is not as costly as it may seem to be. Talk to JBN Cleaning today to get a free quote for all your requirements after a thorough on-site inspection.