Office chairs are prone to spills, sweat, rips and tears, and dust, dirt, and debris. Without recurring maintenance, upholstered office chairs can start to look beaten up and outdated. To prevent permanent wear and tear, spot cleaning, vacuuming, and professional upholstery cleaning should be completed.




The easiest way to get rid of dust, dirt, and debris is by vacuuming. Office chairs have tight crevices, so it is crucial to use vacuum accessories for a thorough clean. Changing the vacuum settings to a low suction will help prevent damage to the upholstery. Vacuuming should be done once a week to every few weeks, depending on the amount of build-up.


Spot Cleaning


Upholstered office chairs are susceptible to coffee stains and lunch spills. Some stains can be difficult to remove such as oil stains, chocolate, perspiration, ink, coffee or tea, red wine, and some sauces. Spot cleaning can prevent indefinite stains and make upholstery cleaning much more effective.


Upholstery Cleaning


Upholstery cleaning is one of the best ways to remove years of wear and tear from an office chair. This process involves a mix of hot water and a cleaning solution, which is dispersed into an upholstered office chair. Then, a wet vacuum extracts the used solution. This process leaves office chairs fresh and clean. Upholstery cleaning should be performed once a year.


Cleaning Labels


When in doubt, always refer to the cleaning labels on office chairs for the best care methods. Using the wrong cleaning solution on an upholstered office chair can create further damage. Cleaning with water-based or water-free cleaning solvents is ideal. Here are some common symbols to look out for:

W – must clean with water or water-based cleaning products

S – must clean with a water-free solvent. These types of upholstered chairs are made of delicate, organic fabrics

W/S – must clean with a water-based cleaning product or solvent

X – must clean with vacuum or brush only


Odour Removal


Hours spent in an upholstered office chair can leave an unpleasant odour due to spills and perspiration. Using rubbing alcohol, vinegar, or soap and water can help prevent unwanted smells. Dampen a microfiber cloth with one of the above options and scrub the upholstered office chair gently. Let the chair dry overnight. If the odours are still lingering, sprinkle baking soda on the office chair and let it sit for 20 minutes. Vacuum the visible baking soda until it is no longer visible.

Although office employees can accomplish many cleaning tasks, there are some cleaning tasks that should be fulfilled by office or commercial cleaners.

Commercial cleaners have the best cleaning products and techniques to ensure a long lifespan, the knowledge to prevent safety hazards, and the expertise to prevent accidental damage.

Clean Green Solutions is one of the leading providers of professional office and commercial cleaning in Vancouver. We offer a complete range of office cleaning services for any size business. Our goal is to keep your commercial space or office clean, healthy, and looking great. Leave your Vancouver office cleaning needs to us. Call (604) 644-8540 to book a free estimate!



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