With spring just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about an office deep clean. Office chairs withstand the wear and tear of foot traffic from meetings, interviews, and daily use. They harbour dirt, debris, allergens, and mould and mildew that can aggravate illness, allergies, and cause musty odours to linger. Hiring a commercial cleaning company to bring your office chairs back to life is highly beneficial. Our cleaners have worked with all types of office upholstery in offices and commercial spaces in downtown Vancouver, and are here to save you from making the same common mistakes.

Spot Clean As Needed

Spot cleaning after a food/drink spill or pet accident is crucial for keeping office upholstery in good condition. Blot the stain with a microfibre cloth and rub with warm, soapy water. Dish soap works the best. Finish by dabbing the excess liquid with a dry, absorbable cloth.

Vacuum First

Office upholstery is a dust and allergen collector that requires frequent vacuuming. Most vacuums have an upholstery attachment, which makes cleaning hard-to-reach surfaces easier and more efficient. Don’t forget to clean the armrest, headrest, and under cushions.

Read Labels Carefully

All office upholstery have cleaning labels. They are often located underneath the furniture or under the cushions. There are a variety of symbols to look out for.

W – water is okay

S – nonwater-based cleaner only

S/W – water or nonwater-based cleaner

X – vacuum only

F – foam clean

D – dry clean only

N – nubuck leather requires dusting and vacuuming

P – pigmented or aniline-plus leather requires dusting and vacuuming

A – aniline leather requires dusting and vacuuming

Spot Test

Prevent unnecessary damage by spot testing. Spot testing involves cleaning a small hidden area on office upholstery to ensure it doesn’t discolour or stain. Continue cleaning after there is no visible damage.

Upholstery Steam Cleaning

Steam cleaning is a sure way to revive office upholstery. This process removes tough stains, unpleasant odours, and prevents mould and mildew growth. Steam cleaning involves dispersing warm water and a cleaning solution on office upholstery. A wet vacuum extracts the dirty solution, leaving office upholstery brand new.

Don’t Forget to Deodorize

Sometimes unpleasant odours can be difficult to remove, even after office upholstery steam cleaning. Deodorizing can help remove stubborn odours. Baking soda is one of the best natural solutions for deodorizing. Lightly sprinkle it over your upholstery and vacuum the excess. For tough odours, try vinegar. It is highly acidic and not safe to use on all office upholstery. Spot test to prevent damage.

For leather sofas, warm, soapy water and a cloth will do.

Spring Clean With Clean Green Solutions

Welcome spring with an office deep clean! Boost productivity, minimize illness and allergies, and create a clean, green environment. Visit www.cleangreenvancouver.ca to learn more or request a free quote.